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SortedList.Remove Method

Removes the element with the specified key from a SortedList object.

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

public virtual void Remove (
	Object key
)
public void Remove (
	Object key
)
public function Remove (
	key : Object
)
Not applicable.

Parameters

key

The key of the element to remove.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentNullException

key is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

NotSupportedException

The SortedList object is read-only.

-or-

The SortedList has a fixed size.

If the SortedList object does not contain an element with the specified key, the SortedList remains unchanged. No exception is thrown.

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 a SortedList object.

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

   public static void Main()  {

      // Creates and initializes a new SortedList.
      SortedList mySL = new SortedList();
      mySL.Add( "3c", "dog" );
      mySL.Add( "2c", "over" );
      mySL.Add( "1c", "brown" );
      mySL.Add( "1a", "The" );
      mySL.Add( "1b", "quick" );
      mySL.Add( "3a", "the" );
      mySL.Add( "3b", "lazy" );
      mySL.Add( "2a", "fox" );
      mySL.Add( "2b", "jumped" );

      // Displays the SortedList.
      Console.WriteLine( "The SortedList initially contains the following:" );
      PrintKeysAndValues( mySL );

      // Removes the element with the key "3b".
      mySL.Remove( "3b" );

      // Displays the current state of the SortedList.
      Console.WriteLine( "After removing \"lazy\":" );
      PrintKeysAndValues( mySL );

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

      // Displays the current state of the SortedList.
      Console.WriteLine( "After removing the element at index 5:" );
      PrintKeysAndValues( mySL );
   }


   public static void PrintKeysAndValues( SortedList myList )  {
      Console.WriteLine( "\t-KEY-\t-VALUE-" );
      for ( int i = 0; i < myList.Count; i++ )  {
         Console.WriteLine( "\t{0}:\t{1}", myList.GetKey(i), myList.GetByIndex(i) );
      }
      Console.WriteLine();
   }
}
/* 
This code produces the following output.

The SortedList initially contains the following:
    -KEY-    -VALUE-
    1a:    The
    1b:    quick
    1c:    brown
    2a:    fox
    2b:    jumped
    2c:    over
    3a:    the
    3b:    lazy
    3c:    dog

After removing "lazy":
    -KEY-    -VALUE-
    1a:    The
    1b:    quick
    1c:    brown
    2a:    fox
    2b:    jumped
    2c:    over
    3a:    the
    3c:    dog

After removing the element at index 5:
    -KEY-    -VALUE-
    1a:    The
    1b:    quick
    1c:    brown
    2a:    fox
    2b:    jumped
    3a:    the
    3c:    dog
*/

import System.*;
import System.Collections.*;

public class SamplesSortedList
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Creates and initializes a new SortedList.
        SortedList mySL = new SortedList();

        mySL.Add("3c", "dog");
        mySL.Add("2c", "over");
        mySL.Add("1c", "brown");
        mySL.Add("1a", "The");
        mySL.Add("1b", "quick");
        mySL.Add("3a", "the");
        mySL.Add("3b", "lazy");
        mySL.Add("2a", "fox");
        mySL.Add("2b", "jumped");

        // Displays the SortedList.
        Console.WriteLine("The SortedList initially contains the following:");
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL);

        // Removes the element with the key "3b".
        mySL.Remove("3b");

        // Displays the current state of the SortedList.
        Console.WriteLine("After removing \"lazy\":");
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL);

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

        // Displays the current state of the SortedList.
        Console.WriteLine("After removing the element at index 5:");
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL);
    } //main

    public static void PrintKeysAndValues(SortedList myList)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("\t-KEY-\t-VALUE-");
        for (int i = 0; i < myList.get_Count(); i++) {
            Console.WriteLine("\t{0}:\t{1}", myList.GetKey(i), 
                myList.GetByIndex(i));
        }
        Console.WriteLine();
    } //PrintKeysAndValues

} //SamplesSortedList
/* 
 This code produces the following output.
 
 The SortedList initially contains the following:
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        1a:     The
        1b:     quick
        1c:     brown
        2a:     fox
        2b:     jumped
        2c:     over
        3a:     the
        3b:     lazy
        3c:     dog

 After removing "lazy":
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        1a:     The
        1b:     quick
        1c:     brown
        2a:     fox
        2b:     jumped
        2c:     over
        3a:     the
        3c:     dog

 After removing the element at index 5:
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        1a:     The
        1b:     quick
        1c:     brown
        2a:     fox
        2b:     jumped
        3a:     the
        3c:     dog
 */

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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