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SortedDictionary<TKey, TValue>.ValueCollection Class

Represents the collection of values in a SortedDictionary<TKey, TValue>. This class cannot be inherited.

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

[SerializableAttribute]
public sealed class ValueCollection : ICollection<TValue>, 
	IEnumerable<TValue>, ICollection, IEnumerable

The SortedDictionary<TKey, TValue>.Values property returns an instance of this type, containing all the values in that SortedDictionary<TKey, TValue>. The order of the values in the SortedDictionary<TKey, TValue>.ValueCollection is the same as the order of the elements in the SortedDictionary<TKey, TValue>, and the same as the order of the associated keys in the SortedDictionary<TKey, TValue>.KeyCollection returned by the SortedDictionary<TKey, TValue>.Keys property.

The SortedDictionary<TKey, TValue>.ValueCollection is not a static copy; instead, the SortedDictionary<TKey, TValue>.ValueCollection refers back to the values in the original SortedDictionary<TKey, TValue>. Therefore, changes to the SortedDictionary<TKey, TValue> continue to be reflected in the SortedDictionary<TKey, TValue>.ValueCollection.

System.Object
  System.Collections.Generic.SortedDictionary<TKey, TValue>.ValueCollection

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

A SortedDictionary<TKey, TValue>.ValueCollection can support multiple readers concurrently, as long as the collection is not modified. Even so, enumerating through a collection is intrinsically not a thread-safe procedure. To guarantee thread safety during enumeration, you can 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.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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