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Array.Resize Generic Method

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Changes the size of an array to the specified new size.

Namespace: System
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public static void Resize<T> (
	ref T[] array,
	int newSize
)
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Type Parameters

T

The type of the elements of the array.

Parameters

array

The one-dimensional, zero-based array to resize, or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) to create a new array with the specified size.

newSize

The size of the new array.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

newSize is less than zero.

This method allocates a new array with the specified size, copies elements from the old array to the new one, and then replaces the old array with the new one.

If array is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), this method creates a new array with the specified size.

If newSize is greater than the Length of the old array, a new array is allocated and all the elements are copied from the old array to the new one. If newSize is less than the Length of the old array, a new array is allocated and elements are copied from the old array to the new one until the new one is filled; the rest of the elements in the old array are ignored. If newSize is equal to the Length of the old array, this method does nothing.

This method is an O(n) operation, where n is newSize.

The following example shows how resizing affects the array.

using System;

public class SamplesArray  
{
    public static void Main()  {
 
        // Create and initialize a new string array.
        String[] myArr = {"The", "quick", "brown", "fox", "jumps", 
            "over", "the", "lazy", "dog"};
 
        // Display the values of the array.
        Console.WriteLine( 
            "The string array initially contains the following values:");
        PrintIndexAndValues(myArr);

        // Resize the array to a bigger size (five elements larger).
        Array.Resize(ref myArr, myArr.Length + 5);

        // Display the values of the array.
        Console.WriteLine("After resizing to a larger size, ");
        Console.WriteLine("the string array contains the following values:");
        PrintIndexAndValues(myArr);

        // Resize the array to a smaller size (four elements).
        Array.Resize(ref myArr, 4);

        // Display the values of the array.
        Console.WriteLine("After resizing to a smaller size, ");
        Console.WriteLine("the string array contains the following values:");
        PrintIndexAndValues(myArr);
    }

    public static void PrintIndexAndValues(String[] myArr)  {
        for(int i = 0; i < myArr.Length; i++)  
        {
            Console.WriteLine("   [{0}] : {1}", i, myArr[i]);
        }
        Console.WriteLine();
    }
}

/* 
This code produces the following output.

The string array initially contains the following values:
   [0] : The
   [1] : quick
   [2] : brown
   [3] : fox
   [4] : jumps
   [5] : over
   [6] : the
   [7] : lazy
   [8] : dog

After resizing to a larger size, 
the string array contains the following values:
   [0] : The
   [1] : quick
   [2] : brown
   [3] : fox
   [4] : jumps
   [5] : over
   [6] : the
   [7] : lazy
   [8] : dog
   [9] :
   [10] :
   [11] :
   [12] :
   [13] :

After resizing to a smaller size, 
the string array contains the following values:
   [0] : The
   [1] : quick
   [2] : brown
   [3] : fox

*/

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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