Bug 3737 - unhelpful error when using a namespace element as lhs of an assignment
Summary: unhelpful error when using a namespace element as lhs of an assignment
Alias: None
Product: Compilers
Classification: Mono
Component: C# ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: --- normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Marek Safar
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-03-02 19:53 UTC by Chris Toshok
Modified: 2012-03-05 07:05 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

Notice (2018-05-24): bugzilla.xamarin.com is now in read-only mode.

Please join us on Visual Studio Developer Community and in the Xamarin and Mono organizations on GitHub to continue tracking issues. Bugzilla will remain available for reference in read-only mode. We will continue to work on open Bugzilla bugs, copy them to the new locations as needed for follow-up, and add the new items under Related Links.

Our sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed on this bug tracker over the years. Thanks also for your understanding as we make these adjustments and improvements for the future.

Please create a new report on GitHub or Developer Community with your current version information, steps to reproduce, and relevant error messages or log files if you are hitting an issue that looks similar to this resolved bug and you do not yet see a matching new report.

Related Links:

Description Chris Toshok 2012-03-02 19:53:47 UTC
namespace Toshok.Views
  public class Foo {
    protected object View { get; private set; }

    public Foo (object theView)
      // monodevelop parses this as valid c# since "Views" is a namespace element.
      // smcs (monotouch 5.2.5) and gmcs (mono both spit out:
      // error CS0131: The left-hand side of an assignment must be a variable, a property or an indexer
      // with no line number, no file name.
      // if you rename Views to Viewz, you get the expected error:
      // foo.cs(19,7): error CS0103: The name `Viewz' does not exist in the current context

      Views = theView;
Comment 1 Marek Safar 2012-03-05 07:05:41 UTC
Fixed in master