ArrayList.Repeat Method

Returns an ArrayList whose elements are copies of the specified value.

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

public static ArrayList Repeat(
	Object value,
	int count
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Object

The Object to copy multiple times in the new ArrayList. The value can be null.

count
Type: System.Int32

The number of times value should be copied.

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.ArrayList
An ArrayList with count number of elements, all of which are copies of value.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

count is less than zero.

ArrayList accepts null as a valid value and allows duplicate elements.

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

The following code example shows how to create and initialize a new ArrayList with the same value.

using System;
using System.Collections;
public class SamplesArrayList  {

   public static void Main()  {

      // Creates a new ArrayList with five elements and initialize each element with a null value.
      ArrayList myAL = ArrayList.Repeat( null, 5 );

      // Displays the count, capacity and values of the ArrayList.
      Console.WriteLine( "ArrayList with five elements with a null value" );
      Console.WriteLine( "   Count    : {0}", myAL.Count );
      Console.WriteLine( "   Capacity : {0}", myAL.Capacity );
      Console.Write( "   Values:" );
      PrintValues( myAL );

      // Creates a new ArrayList with seven elements and initialize each element with the string "abc".
      myAL = ArrayList.Repeat( "abc", 7 );

      // Displays the count, capacity and values of the ArrayList.
      Console.WriteLine( "ArrayList with seven elements with a string value" );
      Console.WriteLine( "   Count    : {0}", myAL.Count );
      Console.WriteLine( "   Capacity : {0}", myAL.Capacity );
      Console.Write( "   Values:" );
      PrintValues( myAL );

   }

   public static void PrintValues( IEnumerable myList )  {
      foreach ( Object obj in myList )
         Console.Write( "   {0}", obj );
      Console.WriteLine();
   }

}
/* 
This code produces the following output.

ArrayList with five elements with a null value
   Count    : 5
   Capacity : 16
   Values:
ArrayList with seven elements with a string value
   Count    : 7
   Capacity : 16
   Values:   abc   abc   abc   abc   abc   abc   abc

*/

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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