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ArrayList.RemoveRange Method

Removes a range of elements from the ArrayList.

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

public virtual void RemoveRange(
	int index,
	int count
)

Parameters

index
Type: System.Int32

The zero-based starting index of the range of elements to remove.

count
Type: System.Int32

The number of elements to remove.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

index is less than zero.

-or-

count is less than zero.

ArgumentException

index and count do not denote a valid range of elements in the ArrayList.

NotSupportedException

The ArrayList is read-only.

-or-

The ArrayList has a fixed size.

In collections of contiguous elements, such as lists, the elements that follow the removed element move up to occupy the vacated spot. 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 remove elements from the ArrayList.

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

   public static void Main()  {

      // Creates and initializes a new ArrayList.
      ArrayList myAL = new ArrayList();
      myAL.Add( "The" );
      myAL.Add( "quick" );
      myAL.Add( "brown" );
      myAL.Add( "fox" );
      myAL.Add( "jumped" );
      myAL.Add( "over" );
      myAL.Add( "the" );
      myAL.Add( "lazy" );
      myAL.Add( "dog" );

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

      // Removes the element containing "lazy".
      myAL.Remove( "lazy" );

      // Displays the current state of the ArrayList.
      Console.WriteLine( "After removing \"lazy\":" );
      PrintValues( myAL );

      // Removes the element at index 5.
      myAL.RemoveAt( 5 );

      // Displays the current state of the ArrayList.
      Console.WriteLine( "After removing the element at index 5:" );
      PrintValues( myAL );

      // Removes three elements starting at index 4.
      myAL.RemoveRange( 4, 3 );

      // Displays the current state of the ArrayList.
      Console.WriteLine( "After removing three elements starting at index 4:" );
      PrintValues( myAL );
   }

   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   quick   brown   fox   jumped   over   the   lazy   dog
After removing "lazy":
   The   quick   brown   fox   jumped   over   the   dog
After removing the element at index 5:
   The   quick   brown   fox   jumped   the   dog
After removing three elements starting at index 4:
   The   quick   brown   fox
*/

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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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