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Queue.ToArray Method

Copies the Queue elements to a new array.

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

'Declaration
Public Overridable Function ToArray As Object()
'Usage
Dim instance As Queue 
Dim returnValue As Object()

returnValue = instance.ToArray()

Return Value

Type: System.Object()
A new array containing elements copied from the Queue.

The Queue is not modified. The order of the elements in the new array is the same as the order of the elements from the beginning of the Queue to its end.

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

The following example shows how to copy a Queue into a one-dimensional array.

Imports System
Imports System.Collections
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

Public Class SamplesQueue    

    Public Shared Sub Main()

        ' Creates and initializes the source Queue. 
        Dim mySourceQ As New Queue()
        mySourceQ.Enqueue("three")
        mySourceQ.Enqueue("napping")
        mySourceQ.Enqueue("cats")
        mySourceQ.Enqueue("in")
        mySourceQ.Enqueue("the")
        mySourceQ.Enqueue("barn")

        ' Creates and initializes the one-dimensional target Array. 
        Dim myTargetArray As Array = Array.CreateInstance(GetType(String), 15)
        myTargetArray.SetValue("The", 0)
        myTargetArray.SetValue("quick", 1)
        myTargetArray.SetValue("brown", 2)
        myTargetArray.SetValue("fox", 3)
        myTargetArray.SetValue("jumped", 4)
        myTargetArray.SetValue("over", 5)
        myTargetArray.SetValue("the", 6)
        myTargetArray.SetValue("lazy", 7)
        myTargetArray.SetValue("dog", 8)

        ' Displays the values of the target Array.
        Console.WriteLine("The target Array contains the " & _
           "following (before and after copying):")
        PrintValues(myTargetArray, " "c)

        ' Copies the entire source Queue to the target Array, starting 
        ' at index 6.
        mySourceQ.CopyTo(myTargetArray, 6)

        ' Displays the values of the target Array.
        PrintValues(myTargetArray, " "c)

        ' Copies the entire source Queue to a new standard array. 
        Dim myStandardArray As Object() = mySourceQ.ToArray()

        ' Displays the values of the new standard array.
        Console.WriteLine("The new standard array contains the following:")
        PrintValues(myStandardArray, " "c)

    End Sub 

    Public Shared Sub PrintValues(myArr As Array, mySeparator As Char)
        Dim myObj As [Object]
        For Each myObj In  myArr
            Console.Write("{0}{1}", mySeparator, myObj)
        Next myObj
        Console.WriteLine()
    End Sub 'PrintValues

End Class 'SamplesQueue


' This code produces the following output. 
'  
' The target Array contains the following (before and after copying): 
'  The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog 
'  The quick brown fox jumped over three napping cats in the barn 
' The new standard array contains the following: 
'  three napping cats in the barn

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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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