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Queue::ToArray Method

Copies the Queue elements to a new array.

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

public:
virtual array<Object^>^ ToArray()

Return Value

Type: array<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.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections;
void PrintValues( Array^ myArr, char mySeparator );
int main()
{
   // Creates and initializes the source Queue.
   Queue^ mySourceQ = gcnew 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.
   Array^ myTargetArray = Array::CreateInstance( String::typeid, 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, ' ' );

   // 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, ' ' );

   // Copies the entire source Queue to a new standard array. 
   array<Object^>^myStandardArray = mySourceQ->ToArray();

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

void PrintValues( Array^ myArr, char mySeparator )
{
   IEnumerator^ myEnum = myArr->GetEnumerator();
   while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
   {
      Object^ myObj = safe_cast<Object^>(myEnum->Current);
      Console::Write( "{0}{1}", mySeparator, myObj );
   }

   Console::WriteLine();
}

/* 
 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

 */

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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