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ArrayList.ToArray Method (Type)

Copies the elements of the ArrayList to a new array of the specified element type.

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

abstract ToArray : 
        type:Type -> Array  
override ToArray : 
        type:Type -> Array


Type: System.Type

The element Type of the destination array to create and copy elements to.

Return Value

Type: System.Array
An array of the specified element type containing copies of the elements of the ArrayList.


type is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The type of the source ArrayList cannot be cast automatically to the specified type.

All of the objects in the ArrayList object will be cast to the Type specified in the type parameter.

The elements are copied using Array.Copy, which is an O(n) operation, where n is Count.

The following copy example shows how to copy the elements of an ArrayList to a string array.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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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