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Dictionary(Of TKey, TValue).IDictionary.Remove Method

Removes the element with the specified key from the IDictionary.

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

Private Sub Remove ( _
	key As Object _
) Implements IDictionary.Remove


Type: System.Object

The key of the element to remove.




key is Nothing.

This method approaches an O(1) operation.

The following code example shows how to use the IDictionary.Remove of the System.Collections.IDictionary interface with a Dictionary(Of TKey, TValue).

The code example is part of a larger example, including output, provided for the IDictionary.Add method.

Imports System
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Collections.Generic

Public Class Example

    Public Shared Sub Main() 

        ' Create a new dictionary of strings, with string keys, 
        ' and access it using the IDictionary interface. 
        Dim openWith As IDictionary = _
            New Dictionary(Of String, String)

        ' Add some elements to the dictionary. There are no  
        ' duplicate keys, but some of the values are duplicates. 
        ' IDictionary.Add throws an exception if incorrect types 
        ' are supplied for key or value.
        openWith.Add("txt", "notepad.exe")
        openWith.Add("bmp", "paint.exe")
        openWith.Add("dib", "paint.exe")
        openWith.Add("rtf", "wordpad.exe")


' Use the Remove method to remove a key/value pair. No 
' exception is thrown if the wrong data type is supplied.
Console.WriteLine(vbLf + "Remove(""dib"")")

If Not openWith.Contains("dib") Then
    Console.WriteLine("Key ""dib"" is not found.")
End If


    End Sub 

End Class

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 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

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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