Creates a shallow copy of a range of elements in the source List(T).
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
- Type: System.Int32
The number of elements in the range.
A shallow copy of a collection of reference types, or a subset of that collection, contains only the references to the elements of the collection. The objects themselves are not copied. The references in the new list point to the same objects as the references in the original list.
A shallow copy of a collection of value types, or a subset of that collection, contains the elements of the collection. However, if the elements of the collection contain references to other objects, those objects are not copied. The references in the elements of the new collection point to the same objects as the references in the elements of the original collection.
In contrast, a deep copy of a collection copies the elements and everything directly or indirectly referenced by the elements.
This method is an O(n) operation, where n is count.
The following code example demonstrates the method and other methods of the List(T) class that act on ranges. At the end of the code example, the method is used to get three items from the list, beginning with index location 2. The ToArray method is called on the resulting List(T), creating an array of three elements. The elements of the array are displayed.
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