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List<T> Class

Represents a strongly typed list of objects that can be accessed by index. Provides methods to search, sort, and manipulate lists.

System::Object
  System.Collections.Generic::List<T>
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Namespace:  System.Collections.Generic
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

[SerializableAttribute]
generic<typename T>
public ref class List : IList<T>, ICollection<T>, 
	IEnumerable<T>, IList, ICollection, IEnumerable

Type Parameters

T

The type of elements in the list.

The List<T> type exposes the following members.

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Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryList<T>()Initializes a new instance of the List<T> class that is empty and has the default initial capacity.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryList<T>(IEnumerable<T>)Initializes a new instance of the List<T> class that contains elements copied from the specified collection and has sufficient capacity to accommodate the number of elements copied.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryList<T>(Int32)Initializes a new instance of the List<T> class that is empty and has the specified initial capacity.
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Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryCapacityGets or sets the total number of elements the internal data structure can hold without resizing.
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryCountGets the number of elements actually contained in the List<T>.
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryItemGets or sets the element at the specified index.
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Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryAddAdds an object to the end of the List<T>.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryAddRangeAdds the elements of the specified collection to the end of the List<T>.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryAsReadOnlyReturns a read-only IList<T> wrapper for the current collection.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryBinarySearch(T)Searches the entire sorted List<T> for an element using the default comparer and returns the zero-based index of the element.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryBinarySearch(T, IComparer<T>)Searches the entire sorted List<T> for an element using the specified comparer and returns the zero-based index of the element.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryBinarySearch(Int32, Int32, T, IComparer<T>)Searches a range of elements in the sorted List<T> for an element using the specified comparer and returns the zero-based index of the element.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryClearRemoves all elements from the List<T>.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryContainsDetermines whether an element is in the List<T>.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkConvertAll<TOutput>Converts the elements in the current List<T> to another type, and returns a list containing the converted elements.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryCopyTo(array<T>)Copies the entire List<T> to a compatible one-dimensional array, starting at the beginning of the target array.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryCopyTo(array<T>, Int32)Copies the entire List<T> to a compatible one-dimensional array, starting at the specified index of the target array.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryCopyTo(Int32, array<T>, Int32, Int32)Copies a range of elements from the List<T> to a compatible one-dimensional array, starting at the specified index of the target array.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkExistsDetermines whether the List<T> contains elements that match the conditions defined by the specified predicate.
Protected methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkFindSearches for an element that matches the conditions defined by the specified predicate, and returns the first occurrence within the entire List<T>.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkFindAllRetrieves all the elements that match the conditions defined by the specified predicate.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkFindIndex(Predicate<T>)Searches for an element that matches the conditions defined by the specified predicate, and returns the zero-based index of the first occurrence within the entire List<T>.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkFindIndex(Int32, Predicate<T>)Searches for an element that matches the conditions defined by the specified predicate, and returns the zero-based index of the first occurrence within the range of elements in the List<T> that extends from the specified index to the last element.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkFindIndex(Int32, Int32, Predicate<T>)Searches for an element that matches the conditions defined by the specified predicate, and returns the zero-based index of the first occurrence within the range of elements in the List<T> that starts at the specified index and contains the specified number of elements.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkFindLastSearches for an element that matches the conditions defined by the specified predicate, and returns the last occurrence within the entire List<T>.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkFindLastIndex(Predicate<T>)Searches for an element that matches the conditions defined by the specified predicate, and returns the zero-based index of the last occurrence within the entire List<T>.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkFindLastIndex(Int32, Predicate<T>)Searches for an element that matches the conditions defined by the specified predicate, and returns the zero-based index of the last occurrence within the range of elements in the List<T> that extends from the first element to the specified index.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkFindLastIndex(Int32, Int32, Predicate<T>)Searches for an element that matches the conditions defined by the specified predicate, and returns the zero-based index of the last occurrence within the range of elements in the List<T> that contains the specified number of elements and ends at the specified index.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryForEachPerforms the specified action on each element of the List<T>.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryGetEnumeratorReturns an enumerator that iterates through the List<T>.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryGetRangeCreates a shallow copy of a range of elements in the source List<T>.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryIndexOf(T)Searches for the specified object and returns the zero-based index of the first occurrence within the entire List<T>.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryIndexOf(T, Int32)Searches for the specified object and returns the zero-based index of the first occurrence within the range of elements in the List<T> that extends from the specified index to the last element.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryIndexOf(T, Int32, Int32)Searches for the specified object and returns the zero-based index of the first occurrence within the range of elements in the List<T> that starts at the specified index and contains the specified number of elements.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryInsertInserts an element into the List<T> at the specified index.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryInsertRangeInserts the elements of a collection into the List<T> at the specified index.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryLastIndexOf(T)Searches for the specified object and returns the zero-based index of the last occurrence within the entire List<T>.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryLastIndexOf(T, Int32)Searches for the specified object and returns the zero-based index of the last occurrence within the range of elements in the List<T> that extends from the first element to the specified index.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryLastIndexOf(T, Int32, Int32)Searches for the specified object and returns the zero-based index of the last occurrence within the range of elements in the List<T> that contains the specified number of elements and ends at the specified index.
Protected methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryRemoveRemoves the first occurrence of a specific object from the List<T>.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkRemoveAllRemoves all the elements that match the conditions defined by the specified predicate.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryRemoveAtRemoves the element at the specified index of the List<T>.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryRemoveRangeRemoves a range of elements from the List<T>.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryReverse()Reverses the order of the elements in the entire List<T>.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryReverse(Int32, Int32)Reverses the order of the elements in the specified range.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySort()Sorts the elements in the entire List<T> using the default comparer.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSort(Comparison<T>)Sorts the elements in the entire List<T> using the specified System::Comparison<T>.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySort(IComparer<T>)Sorts the elements in the entire List<T> using the specified comparer.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySort(Int32, Int32, IComparer<T>)Sorts the elements in a range of elements in List<T> using the specified comparer.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryToArrayCopies the elements of the List<T> to a new array.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryTrimExcessSets the capacity to the actual number of elements in the List<T>, if that number is less than a threshold value.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkTrueForAllDetermines whether every element in the List<T> matches the conditions defined by the specified predicate.
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Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryAggregate<T>(Func<T, T, T>)Overloaded. Applies an accumulator function over a sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryAggregate<T, TAccumulate>(TAccumulate, Func<TAccumulate, T, TAccumulate>)Overloaded. Applies an accumulator function over a sequence. The specified seed value is used as the initial accumulator value. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryAggregate<T, TAccumulate, TResult>(TAccumulate, Func<TAccumulate, T, TAccumulate>, Func<TAccumulate, TResult>)Overloaded. Applies an accumulator function over a sequence. The specified seed value is used as the initial accumulator value, and the specified function is used to select the result value. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryAll<T>Determines whether all elements of a sequence satisfy a condition. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryAny<T>()Overloaded. Determines whether a sequence contains any elements. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryAny<T>(Func<T, Boolean>)Overloaded. Determines whether any element of a sequence satisfies a condition. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryAsEnumerable<T>Returns the input typed as IEnumerable<T>. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodAsParallel()Overloaded. Enables parallelization of a query. (Defined by ParallelEnumerable.)
Public Extension MethodAsParallel<T>()Overloaded. Enables parallelization of a query. (Defined by ParallelEnumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by Portable Class LibraryAsQueryable()Overloaded. Converts an IEnumerable to an IQueryable. (Defined by Queryable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by Portable Class LibraryAsQueryable<T>()Overloaded. Converts a generic IEnumerable<T> to a generic IQueryable<T>. (Defined by Queryable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryAverage<T>(Func<T, Decimal>)Overloaded. Computes the average of a sequence of Decimal values that are obtained by invoking a transform function on each element of the input sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryAverage<T>(Func<T, Nullable<Decimal>>)Overloaded. Computes the average of a sequence of nullable Decimal values that are obtained by invoking a transform function on each element of the input sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryAverage<T>(Func<T, Double>)Overloaded. Computes the average of a sequence of Double values that are obtained by invoking a transform function on each element of the input sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryAverage<T>(Func<T, Nullable<Double>>)Overloaded. Computes the average of a sequence of nullable Double values that are obtained by invoking a transform function on each element of the input sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryAverage<T>(Func<T, Int32>)Overloaded. Computes the average of a sequence of Int32 values that are obtained by invoking a transform function on each element of the input sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryAverage<T>(Func<T, Nullable<Int32>>)Overloaded. Computes the average of a sequence of nullable Int32 values that are obtained by invoking a transform function on each element of the input sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryAverage<T>(Func<T, Int64>)Overloaded. Computes the average of a sequence of Int64 values that are obtained by invoking a transform function on each element of the input sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryAverage<T>(Func<T, Nullable<Int64>>)Overloaded. Computes the average of a sequence of nullable Int64 values that are obtained by invoking a transform function on each element of the input sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryAverage<T>(Func<T, Single>)Overloaded. Computes the average of a sequence of Single values that are obtained by invoking a transform function on each element of the input sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryAverage<T>(Func<T, Nullable<Single>>)Overloaded. Computes the average of a sequence of nullable Single values that are obtained by invoking a transform function on each element of the input sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryCast<TResult>Casts the elements of an IEnumerable to the specified type. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryConcat<T>Concatenates two sequences. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryContains<T>(T)Overloaded. Determines whether a sequence contains a specified element by using the default equality comparer. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryContains<T>(T, IEqualityComparer<T>)Overloaded. Determines whether a sequence contains a specified element by using a specified IEqualityComparer<T>. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryCount<T>()Overloaded. Returns the number of elements in a sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryCount<T>(Func<T, Boolean>)Overloaded. Returns a number that represents how many elements in the specified sequence satisfy a condition. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryDefaultIfEmpty<T>()Overloaded. Returns the elements of the specified sequence or the type parameter's default value in a singleton collection if the sequence is empty. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryDefaultIfEmpty<T>(T)Overloaded. Returns the elements of the specified sequence or the specified value in a singleton collection if the sequence is empty. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryDistinct<T>()Overloaded. Returns distinct elements from a sequence by using the default equality comparer to compare values. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryDistinct<T>(IEqualityComparer<T>)Overloaded. Returns distinct elements from a sequence by using a specified IEqualityComparer<T> to compare values. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryElementAt<T>Returns the element at a specified index in a sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryElementAtOrDefault<T>Returns the element at a specified index in a sequence or a default value if the index is out of range. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryExcept<T>(IEnumerable<T>)Overloaded. Produces the set difference of two sequences by using the default equality comparer to compare values. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryExcept<T>(IEnumerable<T>, IEqualityComparer<T>)Overloaded. Produces the set difference of two sequences by using the specified IEqualityComparer<T> to compare values. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryFirst<T>()Overloaded. Returns the first element of a sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryFirst<T>(Func<T, Boolean>)Overloaded. Returns the first element in a sequence that satisfies a specified condition. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryFirstOrDefault<T>()Overloaded. Returns the first element of a sequence, or a default value if the sequence contains no elements. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryFirstOrDefault<T>(Func<T, Boolean>)Overloaded. Returns the first element of the sequence that satisfies a condition or a default value if no such element is found. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryGroupBy<T, TKey>(Func<T, TKey>)Overloaded. Groups the elements of a sequence according to a specified key selector function. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryGroupBy<T, TKey>(Func<T, TKey>, IEqualityComparer<TKey>)Overloaded. Groups the elements of a sequence according to a specified key selector function and compares the keys by using a specified comparer. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryGroupBy<T, TKey, TElement>(Func<T, TKey>, Func<T, TElement>)Overloaded. Groups the elements of a sequence according to a specified key selector function and projects the elements for each group by using a specified function. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryGroupBy<T, TKey, TResult>(Func<T, TKey>, Func<TKey, IEnumerable<T>, TResult>)Overloaded. Groups the elements of a sequence according to a specified key selector function and creates a result value from each group and its key. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryGroupBy<T, TKey, TElement>(Func<T, TKey>, Func<T, TElement>, IEqualityComparer<TKey>)Overloaded. Groups the elements of a sequence according to a key selector function. The keys are compared by using a comparer and each group's elements are projected by using a specified function. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryGroupBy<T, TKey, TResult>(Func<T, TKey>, Func<TKey, IEnumerable<T>, TResult>, IEqualityComparer<TKey>)Overloaded. Groups the elements of a sequence according to a specified key selector function and creates a result value from each group and its key. The keys are compared by using a specified comparer. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryGroupBy<T, TKey, TElement, TResult>(Func<T, TKey>, Func<T, TElement>, Func<TKey, IEnumerable<TElement>, TResult>)Overloaded. Groups the elements of a sequence according to a specified key selector function and creates a result value from each group and its key. The elements of each group are projected by using a specified function. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryGroupBy<T, TKey, TElement, TResult>(Func<T, TKey>, Func<T, TElement>, Func<TKey, IEnumerable<TElement>, TResult>, IEqualityComparer<TKey>)Overloaded. Groups the elements of a sequence according to a specified key selector function and creates a result value from each group and its key. Key values are compared by using a specified comparer, and the elements of each group are projected by using a specified function. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryGroupJoin<T, TInner, TKey, TResult>(IEnumerable<TInner>, Func<T, TKey>, Func<TInner, TKey>, Func<T, IEnumerable<TInner>, TResult>)Overloaded. Correlates the elements of two sequences based on equality of keys and groups the results. The default equality comparer is used to compare keys. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryGroupJoin<T, TInner, TKey, TResult>(IEnumerable<TInner>, Func<T, TKey>, Func<TInner, TKey>, Func<T, IEnumerable<TInner>, TResult>, IEqualityComparer<TKey>)Overloaded. Correlates the elements of two sequences based on key equality and groups the results. A specified IEqualityComparer<T> is used to compare keys. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryIntersect<T>(IEnumerable<T>)Overloaded. Produces the set intersection of two sequences by using the default equality comparer to compare values. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryIntersect<T>(IEnumerable<T>, IEqualityComparer<T>)Overloaded. Produces the set intersection of two sequences by using the specified IEqualityComparer<T> to compare values. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryJoin<T, TInner, TKey, TResult>(IEnumerable<TInner>, Func<T, TKey>, Func<TInner, TKey>, Func<T, TInner, TResult>)Overloaded. Correlates the elements of two sequences based on matching keys. The default equality comparer is used to compare keys. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryJoin<T, TInner, TKey, TResult>(IEnumerable<TInner>, Func<T, TKey>, Func<TInner, TKey>, Func<T, TInner, TResult>, IEqualityComparer<TKey>)Overloaded. Correlates the elements of two sequences based on matching keys. A specified IEqualityComparer<T> is used to compare keys. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryLast<T>()Overloaded. Returns the last element of a sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryLast<T>(Func<T, Boolean>)Overloaded. Returns the last element of a sequence that satisfies a specified condition. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryLastOrDefault<T>()Overloaded. Returns the last element of a sequence, or a default value if the sequence contains no elements. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryLastOrDefault<T>(Func<T, Boolean>)Overloaded. Returns the last element of a sequence that satisfies a condition or a default value if no such element is found. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryLongCount<T>()Overloaded. Returns an Int64 that represents the total number of elements in a sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryLongCount<T>(Func<T, Boolean>)Overloaded. Returns an Int64 that represents how many elements in a sequence satisfy a condition. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryMax<T>()Overloaded. Returns the maximum value in a generic sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryMax<T>(Func<T, Decimal>)Overloaded. Invokes a transform function on each element of a sequence and returns the maximum Decimal value. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryMax<T>(Func<T, Nullable<Decimal>>)Overloaded. Invokes a transform function on each element of a sequence and returns the maximum nullable Decimal value. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryMax<T>(Func<T, Double>)Overloaded. Invokes a transform function on each element of a sequence and returns the maximum Double value. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryMax<T>(Func<T, Nullable<Double>>)Overloaded. Invokes a transform function on each element of a sequence and returns the maximum nullable Double value. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryMax<T>(Func<T, Int32>)Overloaded. Invokes a transform function on each element of a sequence and returns the maximum Int32 value. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryMax<T>(Func<T, Nullable<Int32>>)Overloaded. Invokes a transform function on each element of a sequence and returns the maximum nullable Int32 value. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryMax<T>(Func<T, Int64>)Overloaded. Invokes a transform function on each element of a sequence and returns the maximum Int64 value. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryMax<T>(Func<T, Nullable<Int64>>)Overloaded. Invokes a transform function on each element of a sequence and returns the maximum nullable Int64 value. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryMax<T>(Func<T, Single>)Overloaded. Invokes a transform function on each element of a sequence and returns the maximum Single value. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryMax<T>(Func<T, Nullable<Single>>)Overloaded. Invokes a transform function on each element of a sequence and returns the maximum nullable Single value. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryMax<T, TResult>(Func<T, TResult>)Overloaded. Invokes a transform function on each element of a generic sequence and returns the maximum resulting value. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryMin<T>()Overloaded. Returns the minimum value in a generic sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryMin<T>(Func<T, Decimal>)Overloaded. Invokes a transform function on each element of a sequence and returns the minimum Decimal value. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryMin<T>(Func<T, Nullable<Decimal>>)Overloaded. Invokes a transform function on each element of a sequence and returns the minimum nullable Decimal value. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryMin<T>(Func<T, Double>)Overloaded. Invokes a transform function on each element of a sequence and returns the minimum Double value. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryMin<T>(Func<T, Nullable<Double>>)Overloaded. Invokes a transform function on each element of a sequence and returns the minimum nullable Double value. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryMin<T>(Func<T, Int32>)Overloaded. Invokes a transform function on each element of a sequence and returns the minimum Int32 value. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryMin<T>(Func<T, Nullable<Int32>>)Overloaded. Invokes a transform function on each element of a sequence and returns the minimum nullable Int32 value. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryMin<T>(Func<T, Int64>)Overloaded. Invokes a transform function on each element of a sequence and returns the minimum Int64 value. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryMin<T>(Func<T, Nullable<Int64>>)Overloaded. Invokes a transform function on each element of a sequence and returns the minimum nullable Int64 value. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryMin<T>(Func<T, Single>)Overloaded. Invokes a transform function on each element of a sequence and returns the minimum Single value. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryMin<T>(Func<T, Nullable<Single>>)Overloaded. Invokes a transform function on each element of a sequence and returns the minimum nullable Single value. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryMin<T, TResult>(Func<T, TResult>)Overloaded. Invokes a transform function on each element of a generic sequence and returns the minimum resulting value. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryOfType<TResult>Filters the elements of an IEnumerable based on a specified type. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryOrderBy<T, TKey>(Func<T, TKey>)Overloaded. Sorts the elements of a sequence in ascending order according to a key. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryOrderBy<T, TKey>(Func<T, TKey>, IComparer<TKey>)Overloaded. Sorts the elements of a sequence in ascending order by using a specified comparer. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryOrderByDescending<T, TKey>(Func<T, TKey>)Overloaded. Sorts the elements of a sequence in descending order according to a key. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryOrderByDescending<T, TKey>(Func<T, TKey>, IComparer<TKey>)Overloaded. Sorts the elements of a sequence in descending order by using a specified comparer. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryReverse<T>Inverts the order of the elements in a sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySelect<T, TResult>(Func<T, TResult>)Overloaded. Projects each element of a sequence into a new form. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySelect<T, TResult>(Func<T, Int32, TResult>)Overloaded. Projects each element of a sequence into a new form by incorporating the element's index. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySelectMany<T, TResult>(Func<T, IEnumerable<TResult>>)Overloaded. Projects each element of a sequence to an IEnumerable<T> and flattens the resulting sequences into one sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySelectMany<T, TResult>(Func<T, Int32, IEnumerable<TResult>>)Overloaded. Projects each element of a sequence to an IEnumerable<T>, and flattens the resulting sequences into one sequence. The index of each source element is used in the projected form of that element. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySelectMany<T, TCollection, TResult>(Func<T, Int32, IEnumerable<TCollection>>, Func<T, TCollection, TResult>)Overloaded. Projects each element of a sequence to an IEnumerable<T>, flattens the resulting sequences into one sequence, and invokes a result selector function on each element therein. The index of each source element is used in the intermediate projected form of that element. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySelectMany<T, TCollection, TResult>(Func<T, IEnumerable<TCollection>>, Func<T, TCollection, TResult>)Overloaded. Projects each element of a sequence to an IEnumerable<T>, flattens the resulting sequences into one sequence, and invokes a result selector function on each element therein. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySequenceEqual<T>(IEnumerable<T>)Overloaded. Determines whether two sequences are equal by comparing the elements by using the default equality comparer for their type. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySequenceEqual<T>(IEnumerable<T>, IEqualityComparer<T>)Overloaded. Determines whether two sequences are equal by comparing their elements by using a specified IEqualityComparer<T>. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySingle<T>()Overloaded. Returns the only element of a sequence, and throws an exception if there is not exactly one element in the sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySingle<T>(Func<T, Boolean>)Overloaded. Returns the only element of a sequence that satisfies a specified condition, and throws an exception if more than one such element exists. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySingleOrDefault<T>()Overloaded. Returns the only element of a sequence, or a default value if the sequence is empty; this method throws an exception if there is more than one element in the sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySingleOrDefault<T>(Func<T, Boolean>)Overloaded. Returns the only element of a sequence that satisfies a specified condition or a default value if no such element exists; this method throws an exception if more than one element satisfies the condition. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySkip<T>Bypasses a specified number of elements in a sequence and then returns the remaining elements. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySkipWhile<T>(Func<T, Boolean>)Overloaded. Bypasses elements in a sequence as long as a specified condition is true and then returns the remaining elements. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySkipWhile<T>(Func<T, Int32, Boolean>)Overloaded. Bypasses elements in a sequence as long as a specified condition is true and then returns the remaining elements. The element's index is used in the logic of the predicate function. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySum<T>(Func<T, Decimal>)Overloaded. Computes the sum of the sequence of Decimal values that are obtained by invoking a transform function on each element of the input sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySum<T>(Func<T, Nullable<Decimal>>)Overloaded. Computes the sum of the sequence of nullable Decimal values that are obtained by invoking a transform function on each element of the input sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySum<T>(Func<T, Double>)Overloaded. Computes the sum of the sequence of Double values that are obtained by invoking a transform function on each element of the input sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySum<T>(Func<T, Nullable<Double>>)Overloaded. Computes the sum of the sequence of nullable Double values that are obtained by invoking a transform function on each element of the input sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySum<T>(Func<T, Int32>)Overloaded. Computes the sum of the sequence of Int32 values that are obtained by invoking a transform function on each element of the input sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySum<T>(Func<T, Nullable<Int32>>)Overloaded. Computes the sum of the sequence of nullable Int32 values that are obtained by invoking a transform function on each element of the input sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySum<T>(Func<T, Int64>)Overloaded. Computes the sum of the sequence of Int64 values that are obtained by invoking a transform function on each element of the input sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySum<T>(Func<T, Nullable<Int64>>)Overloaded. Computes the sum of the sequence of nullable Int64 values that are obtained by invoking a transform function on each element of the input sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySum<T>(Func<T, Single>)Overloaded. Computes the sum of the sequence of Single values that are obtained by invoking a transform function on each element of the input sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySum<T>(Func<T, Nullable<Single>>)Overloaded. Computes the sum of the sequence of nullable Single values that are obtained by invoking a transform function on each element of the input sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryTake<T>Returns a specified number of contiguous elements from the start of a sequence. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryTakeWhile<T>(Func<T, Boolean>)Overloaded. Returns elements from a sequence as long as a specified condition is true. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryTakeWhile<T>(Func<T, Int32, Boolean>)Overloaded. Returns elements from a sequence as long as a specified condition is true. The element's index is used in the logic of the predicate function. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryToArray<T>Creates an array from a IEnumerable<T>. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryToDictionary<T, TKey>(Func<T, TKey>)Overloaded. Creates a Dictionary<TKey, TValue> from an IEnumerable<T> according to a specified key selector function. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryToDictionary<T, TKey>(Func<T, TKey>, IEqualityComparer<TKey>)Overloaded. Creates a Dictionary<TKey, TValue> from an IEnumerable<T> according to a specified key selector function and key comparer. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryToDictionary<T, TKey, TElement>(Func<T, TKey>, Func<T, TElement>)Overloaded. Creates a Dictionary<TKey, TValue> from an IEnumerable<T> according to specified key selector and element selector functions. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryToDictionary<T, TKey, TElement>(Func<T, TKey>, Func<T, TElement>, IEqualityComparer<TKey>)Overloaded. Creates a Dictionary<TKey, TValue> from an IEnumerable<T> according to a specified key selector function, a comparer, and an element selector function. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryToList<T>Creates a List<T> from an IEnumerable<T>. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryToLookup<T, TKey>(Func<T, TKey>)Overloaded. Creates a Lookup<TKey, TElement> from an IEnumerable<T> according to a specified key selector function. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryToLookup<T, TKey>(Func<T, TKey>, IEqualityComparer<TKey>)Overloaded. Creates a Lookup<TKey, TElement> from an IEnumerable<T> according to a specified key selector function and key comparer. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryToLookup<T, TKey, TElement>(Func<T, TKey>, Func<T, TElement>)Overloaded. Creates a Lookup<TKey, TElement> from an IEnumerable<T> according to specified key selector and element selector functions. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryToLookup<T, TKey, TElement>(Func<T, TKey>, Func<T, TElement>, IEqualityComparer<TKey>)Overloaded. Creates a Lookup<TKey, TElement> from an IEnumerable<T> according to a specified key selector function, a comparer and an element selector function. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryUnion<T>(IEnumerable<T>)Overloaded. Produces the set union of two sequences by using the default equality comparer. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryUnion<T>(IEnumerable<T>, IEqualityComparer<T>)Overloaded. Produces the set union of two sequences by using a specified IEqualityComparer<T>. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryWhere<T>(Func<T, Boolean>)Overloaded. Filters a sequence of values based on a predicate. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryWhere<T>(Func<T, Int32, Boolean>)Overloaded. Filters a sequence of values based on a predicate. Each element's index is used in the logic of the predicate function. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodZip<T, TSecond, TResult>Applies a specified function to the corresponding elements of two sequences, producing a sequence of the results. (Defined by Enumerable.)
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Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryICollection::CopyToCopies the elements of the ICollection to an Array, starting at a particular Array index.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryICollection<T>::IsReadOnlyGets a value indicating whether the ICollection<T> is read-only.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryICollection::IsSynchronizedGets a value indicating whether access to the ICollection is synchronized (thread safe).
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryICollection::SyncRootGets an object that can be used to synchronize access to the ICollection.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryIEnumerable<T>::GetEnumeratorReturns an enumerator that iterates through a collection.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryIEnumerable::GetEnumeratorReturns an enumerator that iterates through a collection.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryIList::AddAdds an item to the IList.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryIList::ContainsDetermines whether the IList contains a specific value.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryIList::IndexOfDetermines the index of a specific item in the IList.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryIList::InsertInserts an item to the IList at the specified index.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryIList::IsFixedSizeGets a value indicating whether the IList has a fixed size.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryIList::IsReadOnlyGets a value indicating whether the IList is read-only.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryIList::ItemGets or sets the element at the specified index.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryIList::RemoveRemoves the first occurrence of a specific object from the IList.
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The List<T> class is the generic equivalent of the ArrayList class. It implements the IList<T> generic interface using an array whose size is dynamically increased as required.

The List<T> class uses both an equality comparer and an ordering comparer.

  • Methods such as Contains, IndexOf, LastIndexOf, and Remove use an equality comparer for the list elements. The default equality comparer for type T is determined as follows. If type T implements the IEquatable<T> generic interface, then the equality comparer is the Equals(T) method of that interface; otherwise, the default equality comparer is Object::Equals(Object).

  • Methods such as BinarySearch and Sort use an ordering comparer for the list elements. The default comparer for type T is determined as follows. If type T implements the IComparable<T> generic interface, then the default comparer is the CompareTo(T) method of that interface; otherwise, if type T implements the nongeneric IComparable interface, then the default comparer is the CompareTo(Object) method of that interface. If type T implements neither interface, then there is no default comparer, and a comparer or comparison delegate must be provided explicitly.

The List<T> is not guaranteed to be sorted. You must sort the List<T> before performing operations (such as BinarySearch) that require the List<T> to be sorted.

Elements in this collection can be accessed using an integer index. Indexes in this collection are zero-based.

List<T> accepts nullptr as a valid value for reference types and allows duplicate elements.

Performance Considerations

In deciding whether to use the List<T> or ArrayList class, both of which have similar functionality, remember that the List<T> class performs better in most cases and is type safe. If a reference type is used for type T of the List<T> class, the behavior of the two classes is identical. However, if a value type is used for type T, you need to consider implementation and boxing issues.

If a value type is used for type T, the compiler generates an implementation of the List<T> class specifically for that value type. That means a list element of a List<T> object does not have to be boxed before the element can be used, and after about 500 list elements are created the memory saved not boxing list elements is greater than the memory used to generate the class implementation.

Make certain the value type used for type T implements the IEquatable<T> generic interface. If not, methods such as Contains must call the Object::Equals(Object) method, which boxes the affected list element. If the value type implements the IComparable interface and you own the source code, also implement the IComparable<T> generic interface to prevent the BinarySearch and Sort methods from boxing list elements. If you do not own the source code, pass an IComparer<T> object to the BinarySearch and Sort methods

It is to your advantage to use the type-specific implementation of the List<T> class instead of using the ArrayList class or writing a strongly typed wrapper collection yourself. The reason is your implementation must do what the .NET Framework does for you already, and the common language runtime can share Microsoft intermediate language code and metadata, which your implementation cannot.

The following code example demonstrates several properties and methods of the List<T> generic class of type string. (For an example of a List<T> of complex types, see the Contains method.)

The default constructor is used to create a list of strings with the default capacity. The Capacity property is displayed and then the Add method is used to add several items. The items are listed, and the Capacity property is displayed again, along with the Count property, to show that the capacity has been increased as needed.

The Contains method is used to test for the presence of an item in the list, the Insert method is used to insert a new item in the middle of the list, and the contents of the list are displayed again.

The default Item property (the indexer in C#) is used to retrieve an item, the Remove method is used to remove the first instance of the duplicate item added earlier, and the contents are displayed again. The Remove method always removes the first instance it encounters.

The TrimExcess method is used to reduce the capacity to match the count, and the Capacity and Count properties are displayed. If the unused capacity had been less than 10 percent of total capacity, the list would not have been resized.

Finally, the Clear method is used to remove all items from the list, and the Capacity and Count properties are displayed.


using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections::Generic;

void main()
{
    List<String^>^ dinosaurs = gcnew List<String^>();

    Console::WriteLine("\nCapacity: {0}", dinosaurs->Capacity);

    dinosaurs->Add("Tyrannosaurus");
    dinosaurs->Add("Amargasaurus");
    dinosaurs->Add("Mamenchisaurus");
    dinosaurs->Add("Deinonychus");
    dinosaurs->Add("Compsognathus");

    Console::WriteLine();
    for each(String^ dinosaur in dinosaurs )
    {
        Console::WriteLine(dinosaur);
    }

    Console::WriteLine("\nCapacity: {0}", dinosaurs->Capacity);
    Console::WriteLine("Count: {0}", dinosaurs->Count);

    Console::WriteLine("\nContains(\"Deinonychus\"): {0}",
        dinosaurs->Contains("Deinonychus"));

    Console::WriteLine("\nInsert(2, \"Compsognathus\")");
    dinosaurs->Insert(2, "Compsognathus");

    Console::WriteLine();
    for each(String^ dinosaur in dinosaurs )
    {
        Console::WriteLine(dinosaur);
    }

    Console::WriteLine("\ndinosaurs[3]: {0}", dinosaurs[3]);

    Console::WriteLine("\nRemove(\"Compsognathus\")");
    dinosaurs->Remove("Compsognathus");

    Console::WriteLine();
    for each(String^ dinosaur in dinosaurs )
    {
        Console::WriteLine(dinosaur);
    }

    dinosaurs->TrimExcess();
    Console::WriteLine("\nTrimExcess()");
    Console::WriteLine("Capacity: {0}", dinosaurs->Capacity);
    Console::WriteLine("Count: {0}", dinosaurs->Count);

    dinosaurs->Clear();
    Console::WriteLine("\nClear()");
    Console::WriteLine("Capacity: {0}", dinosaurs->Capacity);
    Console::WriteLine("Count: {0}", dinosaurs->Count);
}

/* This code example produces the following output:

Capacity: 0

Tyrannosaurus
Amargasaurus
Mamenchisaurus
Deinonychus
Compsognathus

Capacity: 8
Count: 5

Contains("Deinonychus"): True

Insert(2, "Compsognathus")

Tyrannosaurus
Amargasaurus
Compsognathus
Mamenchisaurus
Deinonychus
Compsognathus

dinosaurs[3]: Mamenchisaurus

Remove("Compsognathus")

Tyrannosaurus
Amargasaurus
Mamenchisaurus
Deinonychus
Compsognathus

TrimExcess()
Capacity: 5
Count: 5

Clear()
Capacity: 5
Count: 0
 */


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

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.

Public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

A List<T> can support multiple readers concurrently, as long as the collection is not modified. Enumerating through a collection is intrinsically not a thread-safe procedure. In the rare case where an enumeration contends with one or more write accesses, the only way to ensure thread safety is to lock the collection during the entire enumeration. To allow the collection to be accessed by multiple threads for reading and writing, you must implement your own synchronization.

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