Problem with C# timers and using objects

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    Problem with C# timers and using objects

    In the code below, I can't figure out how to use the objects Italy and France with their timers. The code works, but if I create a local object of them, it won't keep the data. Or if I try to create a global object, I end up getting ambiguity errors ( even when I'm just assigning them an instance! ). Please help me, as I am very frustrated with not being able to get it to actually use the same instance of a object in the timers.


    Code:
    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.ComponentModel;
    using System.Data;
    using System.Drawing;
    using System.Linq;
    using System.Text;
    using System.Windows.Forms;
    
    
    namespace WindowsFormsApplication1
    {
        public partial class Form1 : Form
        {
            public int interval = 1;
    
    
            void DeclareObjects();
    
    
            public Form1()
            {
                InitializeComponent();
    
    
                StartTimers.Enabled = true;
                StartTimers.Start();
            }
    
    
            private void StartTimers_Tick(object sender, EventArgs e)
            {
                switch (interval)
                {
                    case 1: GiveTroopsToItaly.Enabled = true; GiveTroopsToItaly.Start(); break;
                    case 2: GiveTroopsToFrance.Enabled = true; GiveTroopsToFrance.Start(); break;
                }
    
    
                if (interval == 2)
                {
                    StartTimers.Enabled = false;
                    StartTimers.Stop();
    
    
                    return;
                }
                else
                {
                    interval++;
                }
            }
    
    
            private void GiveTroopsToItaly_Tick(object sender, EventArgs e)
            {
    
            }
    
    
            private void GiveTroopsToFrance_Tick(object sender, EventArgs e)
            {
            }
    
    
            private void DeclareObjects()
            {
                Country Italy;
                Country France;
    
    
                Italy = new Country(ItalyTroopCount, 0);
                France = new Country(FranceTroopCount, 0);
            }
        }
    }

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    It also keeps trying to tell me that a class is a label!

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    where is country declared? post your actual errors so we can see them.
    Code:
    namespace life
    {
        const bool change = true;
    }

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    It's declared in the public void method DeclareObjects();.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BatchProgrammer View Post
    It's declared in the public void method DeclareObjects();.
    ok, now tell me where the class Country is declared.
    Code:
    namespace life
    {
        const bool change = true;
    }

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    You shouldn't make them locals - the instant DeclareObjects() finishes, your objects go out of scope and are marked for garbage collection.

    They shouldn't be globals, either. You could make them as fields or properties of the Form1 class, or you could create a separate class (to separate business logic from UI).
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