Visual C# | Data structures exercise | Create a to-list based on a task class

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Software ==> Visual C#  (79 exercises)
Version ==> Any version of C#
Topic ==> Data structures  (6 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Course ==> Intermediate C#
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If you haven't already got one, create a Windows Forms project (using Visual C#, obviously) called wiseowl. Right-click on your project in Solution Explorer to add an existing item, and choose the file frmToDoList.cs in the above folder.

Make this the default form in Program.cs. When you run your application, you should see a form like this: 

Task list

You can use this form to add a task.

Create a class called Task to contain each task (it'll need to have two properties - one for the task description, and one for the date when it should be completed).

Add code to your form so that:

  • when you click on the first button it adds a new object of type Task to a list;
  • when you click on the second button, it shows the current task list in the order in which they were added.

Here's what the second button might show:

To-do list

Your code should create a message listing all of the tasks, and show this on screen.

If you've got this working and still got extra time, you could write your to-do list to a text file, so you don't lose it every time you shut the form down ... 

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