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Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7> Class

Represents a 7-tuple, or septuple.

System.Object
  System.Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7>

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

[SerializableAttribute]
public class Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7> : IStructuralEquatable, 
	IStructuralComparable, IComparable

Type Parameters

T1

The type of the tuple's first component.

T2

The type of the tuple's second component.

T3

The type of the tuple's third component.

T4

The type of the tuple's fourth component.

T5

The type of the tuple's fifth component.

T6

The type of the tuple's sixth component.

T7

The type of the tuple's seventh component.

The Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7> type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsTuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7>Initializes a new instance of the Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7> class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsItem1Gets the value of the current Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7> object's first component.
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsItem2Gets the value of the current Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7> object's second component.
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsItem3Gets the value of the current Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7> object's third component.
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsItem4Gets the value of the current Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7> object's fourth component.
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsItem5Gets the value of the current Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7> object's fifth component.
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsItem6Gets the value of the current Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7> object's sixth component.
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsItem7Gets the value of the current Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7> object's seventh component.
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  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsEqualsReturns a value that indicates whether the current Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7> object is equal to a specified object. (Overrides Object.Equals(Object).)
Protected methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsFinalizeAllows 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 Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetHashCodeReturns the hash code for the current Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7> object. (Overrides Object.GetHashCode().)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsToStringReturns a string that represents the value of this Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7> instance. (Overrides Object.ToString().)
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  NameDescription
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsIComparable.CompareToCompares the current Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7> object to a specified object and returns an integer that indicates whether the current object is before, after, or in the same position as the specified object in the sort order.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsIStructuralComparable.CompareToCompares the current Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7> object to a specified object by using a specified comparer, and returns an integer that indicates whether the current object is before, after, or in the same position as the specified object in the sort order.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsIStructuralEquatable.EqualsReturns a value that indicates whether the current Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7> object is equal to a specified object based on a specified comparison method.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsIStructuralEquatable.GetHashCodeCalculates the hash code for the current Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7> object by using a specified computation method.
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A tuple is a data structure that has a specific number and sequence of values. The Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7> class represents a 7-tuple, or septuple, which is a tuple that has seven components.

You can instantiate a Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7> object by calling either the Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7> or the static Tuple.Create<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7>(T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7) method. You can retrieve the value of the tuple's components by using the read-only Item1, Item2, Item3, Item4, Item5, Item6, and Item7 instance properties.

Tuples are commonly used in four different ways:

  • To represent a single set of data. For example, a tuple can represent a database record, and its components can represent individual fields of the record.

  • To provide easy access to, and manipulation of, a data set. The following example defines a Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7> object that contains population data for New York City for each census from 1950 through 2000. The septuple is passed to the ComputePopulationChange method, which calculates the annual rate of change between censuses, as well as the annual rate of change for the entire 60 year period.

    using System;
    
    public class Example
    {
       public static void Main()
       {
          // Get population data for New York City, 1950-2000. 
          var population = Tuple.Create("New York", 7891957, 7781984, 
                                        7894862, 7071639, 7322564, 8008278);
          var rate = ComputePopulationChange(population);
          // Display results.
          Console.WriteLine("Population Change, {0}, 1950-2000\n", population.Item1);
          Console.WriteLine("Year      {0,10} {1,9}", "Population", "Annual Rate");
          Console.WriteLine("1950      {0,10:N0} {1,11}", population.Item2, "NA");
          Console.WriteLine("1960      {0,10:N0} {1,11:P2}", population.Item3, rate.Item2/10);
          Console.WriteLine("1970      {0,10:N0} {1,11:P2}", population.Item4, rate.Item3/10);
          Console.WriteLine("1980      {0,10:N0} {1,11:P2}", population.Item5, rate.Item4/10);
          Console.WriteLine("1990      {0,10:N0} {1,11:P2}", population.Item6, rate.Item5/10);
          Console.WriteLine("2000      {0,10:N0} {1,11:P2}", population.Item7, rate.Item6/10);
          Console.WriteLine("1950-2000 {0,10:N0} {1,11:P2}", "", rate.Item7/50);
       }
    
       private static Tuple<string, double, double, double, double, double, double> 
            ComputePopulationChange(
               Tuple<string, int, int, int, int, int, int> data)  
       {           
          var rate = Tuple.Create(data.Item1, 
                           (double)(data.Item3 - data.Item2)/data.Item2, 
                           (double)(data.Item4 - data.Item3)/data.Item3, 
                           (double)(data.Item5 - data.Item4)/data.Item4, 
                           (double)(data.Item6 - data.Item5)/data.Item5,
                           (double)(data.Item7 - data.Item6)/data.Item6,
                           (double)(data.Item7 - data.Item2)/data.Item2 );
          return rate;
       }           
    }
    // The example displays the following output: 
    //       Population Change, New York, 1950-2000 
    //        
    //       Year      Population Annual Rate 
    //       1950       7,891,957          NA 
    //       1960       7,781,984     -0.14 % 
    //       1970       7,894,862      0.15 % 
    //       1980       7,071,639     -1.04 % 
    //       1990       7,322,564      0.35 % 
    //       2000       8,008,278      0.94 % 
    //       1950-2000                 0.03 %
    
  • To return multiple values from a method without the use of out parameters (in C#) or ByRef parameters (in Visual Basic). For example, the previous example returns its computed statistics, along with the city name, in a Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7> object.

  • To pass multiple values to a method through a single parameter. For example, the Thread.Start(Object) method has a single parameter that lets you supply one value to the method that the thread executes at startup. If you supply a Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7> object as the method argument, you can supply the thread’s startup routine with seven items of data.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

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.

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