Exercise: Create a list containing the first 10 square numbers

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Category ==> Visual C Sharp 2010  (65 exercises)
Topic ==> Using lists  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Relatively easy
Courses ==> WinForms using Visual C#  /  Introduction to Visual C#
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To avoid having to draw the form needed for this exercise, right-click on the name of your project in Solution Explorer then choose Add --> Existing Item... (you can also press SHIFT + ALT + A to do the same thing).

Choose only the file called frmSquares.cs in the above folder to import it into your project, then edit Program.cs to make this the default form. 

The aim of this exercise is to make the following work:

List of squares in listbox

When you click on the button, your code should create a list containing the first 10 squares, then display the items in this list in the listbox.


Help follows for how to do this on the next page!

To get this code to work, start by creating a list.  Since the syntax is so hard to remember, here's a help:

Example code for list

How to create a list in C#.


As this shows, lists don't have to contain just bits of text: they can contain numbers, dates or anything else for that matter.

Now create a loop which goes from 1 to 10, adding the square of the number to the list for each iteration round the loop.

Finally, set the listbox's data source to be the list that you've created:

// show this list of squares

lstSquares.DataSource = squares;

That's it for this exercise!

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