I have a number of custom objects of type X. X has a number of parameters and must be unique in the collection. (I created my own equals method based on the custom parameters to examine this)
In each object of type x, I have a list of objects y.
I want to add/remove/modify easily an object y.
To write the add method, it would be something like add(objTypeX, objTypeY)
I would check or the collections already has a objTypeX.
If so: i would add the objTypeY to the already existing objTypeX
else: i would create objTypeX and add objTypeY to this object.
To modify an objTypeY, it would be something like(objTypeX, objTypeY, newobjTypeY)
I would get objTypeX out of the collections and modify objTypeY to newobjTypeY
Which collections should I use? I tried with hashset but i can get a specific object out of the list, without run down the list till I find that object.
I develop this in vb.net 3.5
For efficient lookup you should override GetHashCode() with a hash that takes the unique parameters into account; then you can either use a
Dictionary<X, IList<Y>> (sorry, don't know the VB syntax for generics...) or, if X handles its own collection of Y, simply use a