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ArrayList.Insert Method

Inserts an element into the ArrayList at the specified index.

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

public virtual void Insert(
	int index,
	Object value
)

Parameters

index
Type: System.Int32

The zero-based index at which value should be inserted.

value
Type: System.Object

The Object to insert. The value can be null.

Implements

IList.Insert(Int32, Object)

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

index is less than zero.

-or-

index is greater than Count.

NotSupportedException

The ArrayList is read-only.

-or-

The ArrayList has a fixed size.

ArrayList accepts null as a valid value and allows duplicate elements.

If Count already equals Capacity, the capacity of the ArrayList is increased by automatically reallocating the internal array, and the existing elements are copied to the new array before the new element is added.

If index is equal to Count, value is added to the end of ArrayList.

In collections of contiguous elements, such as lists, the elements that follow the insertion point move down to accommodate the new element. If the collection is indexed, the indexes of the elements that are moved are also updated. This behavior does not apply to collections where elements are conceptually grouped into buckets, such as a hash table.

This method is an O(n) operation, where n is Count.

The following code example shows how to insert elements into the ArrayList.

using System;
using System.Collections;
public class SamplesArrayList  {

   public static void Main()  {

      // Creates and initializes a new ArrayList using Insert instead of Add.
      ArrayList myAL = new ArrayList();
      myAL.Insert( 0, "The" );
      myAL.Insert( 1, "fox" );
      myAL.Insert( 2, "jumps" );
      myAL.Insert( 3, "over" );
      myAL.Insert( 4, "the" );
      myAL.Insert( 5, "dog" );

      // Creates and initializes a new Queue.
      Queue myQueue = new Queue();
      myQueue.Enqueue( "quick" );
      myQueue.Enqueue( "brown" );

      // Displays the ArrayList and the Queue.
      Console.WriteLine( "The ArrayList initially contains the following:" );
      PrintValues( myAL );
      Console.WriteLine( "The Queue initially contains the following:" );
      PrintValues( myQueue );

      // Copies the Queue elements to the ArrayList at index 1.
      myAL.InsertRange( 1, myQueue );

      // Displays the ArrayList.
      Console.WriteLine( "After adding the Queue, the ArrayList now contains:" );
      PrintValues( myAL );

      // Search for "dog" and add "lazy" before it.
      myAL.Insert( myAL.IndexOf( "dog" ), "lazy" );

      // Displays the ArrayList.
      Console.WriteLine( "After adding \"lazy\", the ArrayList now contains:" );
      PrintValues( myAL );

      // Add "!!!" at the end.
      myAL.Insert( myAL.Count, "!!!" );

      // Displays the ArrayList.
      Console.WriteLine( "After adding \"!!!\", the ArrayList now contains:" );
      PrintValues( myAL );

      // Inserting an element beyond Count throws an exception. 
      try  {
         myAL.Insert( myAL.Count+1, "anystring" );
      } catch ( Exception myException )  {
         Console.WriteLine("Exception: " + myException.ToString());
      }
   }

   public static void PrintValues( IEnumerable myList )  {
      foreach ( Object obj in myList )
         Console.Write( "   {0}", obj );
      Console.WriteLine();
   }

}
/* 
This code produces the following output.

The ArrayList initially contains the following:
   The   fox   jumps   over   the   dog
The Queue initially contains the following:
   quick   brown
After adding the Queue, the ArrayList now contains:
   The   quick   brown   fox   jumps   over   the   dog
After adding "lazy", the ArrayList now contains:
   The   quick   brown   fox   jumps   over   the   lazy   dog
After adding "!!!", the ArrayList now contains:
   The   quick   brown   fox   jumps   over   the   lazy   dog   !!!
Exception: System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Insertion index was out of range.  Must be non-negative and less than or equal to size.
Parameter name: index
   at System.Collections.ArrayList.Insert(Int32 index, Object value)
   at SamplesArrayList.Main()
*/

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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, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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