Gets the number of elements actually contained in the List(T).
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
Capacity is always greater than or equal to . If exceeds Capacity while adding elements, the capacity is increased by automatically reallocating the internal array before copying the old elements and adding the new elements.
Retrieving the value of this property is an O(1) operation.
The following code example shows the value of the property at various points in the life of a list. After the list has been created and populated and its elements displayed, the Capacity and properties are displayed. These properties are displayed again after the TrimExcess method has been called, and again after the contents of the list are cleared.
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune
The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.