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Delphi2C# creates for each Delphi source file an according C# target file. Records and classes of the Delphi interface part, simply become according records and classes in the generated C# file. But in contrast to Delphi in C# constants, variables and routines cannot be declared outside of a class.Therefore in C# two classes are declared, which contain the global elements as static members. The first of these classes contains the constants, variables and routines of the Delphi interface part and the second class those of the implementation part. If there are records or classes declared in the implementation part of the Delphi code, theses element also become member of the second class.

 

In the following example the placements of typical code elements in Delphi on the one side and in C# on the other side are contrasted:

 

     Delphi                                 C#

 

unit test;               using static test.testInterface;                      

                         using static test.testImplementation;                 

interface                using System;                                         

                         using static System.SystemInterface;                  

                                            

                         namespace test                                        

                         {                                                     

                           public class TFoo : TObject                

type                       {                                                          

  TFoo = class               private void foo()                                  

  private                    {                                                   

    procedure foo;           }                                                   

  end;                                                                         

                             public TFoo() {}            

                           };                                         

                                          

                           public class testInterface                            

                           {                                                     

const                                                     

  foo = 0;                   public const int foo = 0;    

  procedure foo_proc;        public static void foo_proc()                         

                             {                                                     

                             }                       

                                 

                           } // class testInterface                            

                                   

implementation             public class testImplementation                       

                           {                                                     

const                                  

  bar = 0;                   public const int bar = 0;

  

type                                                      

TBar = class                 public class TBar : TObject                           

private                      {                                                     

    procedure foo;             private void foo()                                  

end;                           {                                                   

                               }                 

                                                      

                              public TBar() {}                                    

                             };                    

procedure TFoo.foo;                          

begin                                                 

end;                                                           

                                                               

procedure foo_proc;                         

begin                                       

end;                                        

                                            

procedure TBar.foo;                         

begin                                     

end;                                      

                                          

procedure bar_proc;           public static void bar_proc()                       

begin                         {                                                   

end;                          }                                  

                                                             

end.                        } // class testImplementation                                  

                                                             

                          }  // namespace test       

 

 

 

This diagram also shows, that in C# there is no difference between declaration and implementation of a routine;. the function body of a routines is written immediately at the place where the Delphi declaration had been.

 

At the beginning of the C# file there are two uses clauses, which allow the use of the public elements of testInterface and of testImplementation inside of the whole file test.cs without qualification. Next System.cs is included, so that the classes, constants and routines which correspond to the according entities of the Delphi system can be used without qualification too. Finally with the clause "using static System.SystemInterface" the constants, variables and routines of the interface part of the System namespace can be accessed, If the current test file would be used by another unit, accordingly uses clauses would be created:

 

 

 

Comments can appear at many places in a file,

 

 



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