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Array.Length Property

Gets a 32-bit integer that represents the total number of elements in all the dimensions of the Array.

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

public int Length { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
A 32-bit integer that represents the total number of elements in all the dimensions of the Array; zero if there are no elements in the array.

ExceptionCondition
OverflowException

The array is multidimensional and contains more than MaxValue elements.

Retrieving the value of this property is an O(1) operation.

The following example uses the Length property to get the total number of elements in an array. It also uses the GetUpperBound method to determine the number of elements in each dimension of a multidimensional array.

using System;

public class Example
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      String[] array1d = { "zero", "one", "two", "three" };
      ShowArrayInfo(array1d);

      String[,] array2d= { { "zero", "0" }, { "one", "1" }, 
                           { "two", "2" }, { "three", "3"},
                           { "four", "4" }, { "five", "5" } };
      ShowArrayInfo(array2d);                             
   }

   private static void ShowArrayInfo(Array arr)
   {
      Console.WriteLine("Length of Array:      {0,3}", arr.Length);
      Console.WriteLine("Number of Dimensions: {0,3}", arr.Rank);
      // For multidimensional arrays, show number of elements in each dimension. 
      if (arr.Rank > 1) {
         for (int dimension = 1; dimension <= arr.Rank; dimension++)
            Console.WriteLine("   Dimension {0}: {1,3}", dimension, 
                              arr.GetUpperBound(dimension - 1) + 1);
      }
      Console.WriteLine();
   }
}
// The example displays the following output: 
//       Length of Array:        4 
//       Number of Dimensions:   1 
//        
//       Length of Array:       12 
//       Number of Dimensions:   2 
//          Dimension 1:   6 
//          Dimension 2:   2

.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

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 Silverlight 8.1, 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.

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