This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
The short answer is "yes you can change it." But somehow I don't think that's what you are looking for. However, your question isn't complete enough to give any more of an answer. How exactly do you want to change it? Perhaps you need to post more of your code so we can get a better picture of the context of this snippet. Keep coding! Layne