- Basic understanding of types, objects, and methods
Identify the immutable value type return value that you need to change.
Convert the value type into a mutable object, such as an array or a dictionary.
Modify the object as necessary, such as adding or deleting elements, or changing their value.
- Convert the object back into the original value type.
Q: When I convert a value type into an object and modify it, can I change all of the values it contains?
A: Yes, you can modify any of the values within the object. However, you should be careful not to change the object's structure or the values it contains in a way that would not be supported by the original value type.
Q: Is there a simpler way to modify a value type return value that can't be modified?
A: Generally, no. In most cases, the only way to modify an immutable value type return value is to convert it into a mutable object and then convert it back into the original value type.