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NameObjectCollectionBase.BaseGetAllKeys Method

Returns a String array that contains all the keys in the NameObjectCollectionBase instance.

Namespace:  System.Collections.Specialized
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

protected string[] BaseGetAllKeys()

Return Value

Type: System.String[]
A String array that contains all the keys in the NameObjectCollectionBase instance.

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

The following code example uses BaseGetAllKeys and BaseGetAllValues to get an array of the keys or an array of the values.


using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Specialized;

public class MyCollection : NameObjectCollectionBase  {

   private DictionaryEntry _de = new DictionaryEntry();

   // Gets a key-and-value pair (DictionaryEntry) using an index.
   public DictionaryEntry this[ int index ]  {
      get  {
         _de.Key = this.BaseGetKey( index );
         _de.Value = this.BaseGet( index );
         return( _de );
      }
   }

   // Adds elements from an IDictionary into the new collection.
   public MyCollection( IDictionary d )  {
      foreach ( DictionaryEntry de in d )  {
         this.BaseAdd( (String) de.Key, de.Value );
      }
   }

   // Gets a String array that contains all the keys in the collection.
   public String[] AllKeys  {
      get  {
         return( this.BaseGetAllKeys() );
      }
   }

   // Gets an Object array that contains all the values in the collection.
   public Array AllValues  {
      get  {
         return( this.BaseGetAllValues() );
      }
   }

   // Gets a String array that contains all the values in the collection.
   public String[] AllStringValues  {
      get  {
         return( (String[]) this.BaseGetAllValues( typeof(System.String) ) );
      }
   }

}

public class SamplesNameObjectCollectionBase  {

   public static void Main()  {

      // Creates and initializes a new MyCollection instance.
      IDictionary d = new ListDictionary();
      d.Add( "red", "apple" );
      d.Add( "yellow", "banana" );
      d.Add( "green", "pear" );
      MyCollection myCol = new MyCollection( d );
      Console.WriteLine( "Initial state of the collection (Count = {0}):", myCol.Count );
      PrintKeysAndValues( myCol );

      // Displays the list of keys.
      Console.WriteLine( "The list of keys:" );
      foreach ( String s in myCol.AllKeys )  {
         Console.WriteLine( "   {0}", s );
      }

      // Displays the list of values of type Object.
      Console.WriteLine( "The list of values (Object):" );
      foreach ( Object o in myCol.AllValues )  {
         Console.WriteLine( "   {0}", o.ToString() );
      }

      // Displays the list of values of type String.
      Console.WriteLine( "The list of values (String):" );
      foreach ( String s in myCol.AllValues )  {
         Console.WriteLine( "   {0}", s );
      }

   }

   public static void PrintKeysAndValues( MyCollection myCol )  {
      for ( int i = 0; i < myCol.Count; i++ )  {
         Console.WriteLine( "[{0}] : {1}, {2}", i, myCol[i].Key, myCol[i].Value );
      }
   }

}


/*
This code produces the following output.

Initial state of the collection (Count = 3):
[0] : red, apple
[1] : yellow, banana
[2] : green, pear
The list of keys:
   red
   yellow
   green
The list of values (Object):
   apple
   banana
   pear
The list of values (String):
   apple
   banana
   pear

*/


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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