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HybridDictionary.Keys Property

Gets an ICollection containing the keys in the HybridDictionary.

Namespace: System.Collections.Specialized
Assembly: System (in system.dll)

public ICollection Keys { get; }
/** @property */
public final ICollection get_Keys ()

public final function get Keys () : ICollection

Not applicable.

Property Value

An ICollection containing the keys in the HybridDictionary.

The order of the values in the ICollection is unspecified, but it is the same order as the associated values in the ICollection returned by the Values method.

The returned ICollection is not a static copy; instead, the ICollection refers back to the keys in the original HybridDictionary. Therefore, changes to the HybridDictionary continue to be reflected in the ICollection.

Retrieving the value of this property is an O(1) operation.

The following code example enumerates the elements of a HybridDictionary.

using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Specialized;

public class SamplesHybridDictionary  {

   public static void Main()  {

      // Creates and initializes a new HybridDictionary.
      HybridDictionary myCol = new HybridDictionary();
      myCol.Add( "Braeburn Apples", "1.49" );
      myCol.Add( "Fuji Apples", "1.29" );
      myCol.Add( "Gala Apples", "1.49" );
      myCol.Add( "Golden Delicious Apples", "1.29" );
      myCol.Add( "Granny Smith Apples", "0.89" );
      myCol.Add( "Red Delicious Apples", "0.99" );
      myCol.Add( "Plantain Bananas", "1.49" );
      myCol.Add( "Yellow Bananas", "0.79" );
      myCol.Add( "Strawberries", "3.33" );
      myCol.Add( "Cranberries", "5.98" );
      myCol.Add( "Navel Oranges", "1.29" );
      myCol.Add( "Grapes", "1.99" );
      myCol.Add( "Honeydew Melon", "0.59" );
      myCol.Add( "Seedless Watermelon", "0.49" );
      myCol.Add( "Pineapple", "1.49" );
      myCol.Add( "Nectarine", "1.99" );
      myCol.Add( "Plums", "1.69" );
      myCol.Add( "Peaches", "1.99" );

      // Display the contents of the collection using foreach. This is the preferred method.
      Console.WriteLine( "Displays the elements using foreach:" );
      PrintKeysAndValues1( myCol );

      // Display the contents of the collection using the enumerator.
      Console.WriteLine( "Displays the elements using the IDictionaryEnumerator:" );
      PrintKeysAndValues2( myCol );

      // Display the contents of the collection using the Keys, Values, Count, and Item properties.
      Console.WriteLine( "Displays the elements using the Keys, Values, Count, and Item properties:" );
      PrintKeysAndValues3( myCol );

   }

   // Uses the foreach statement which hides the complexity of the enumerator.
   // NOTE: The foreach statement is the preferred way of enumerating the contents of a collection.
   public static void PrintKeysAndValues1( IDictionary myCol )  {
      Console.WriteLine( "   KEY                       VALUE" );
      foreach ( DictionaryEntry de in myCol )
         Console.WriteLine( "   {0,-25} {1}", de.Key, de.Value );
      Console.WriteLine();
   }

   // Uses the enumerator. 
   // NOTE: The foreach statement is the preferred way of enumerating the contents of a collection.
   public static void PrintKeysAndValues2( IDictionary myCol )  {
      IDictionaryEnumerator myEnumerator = myCol.GetEnumerator();
      Console.WriteLine( "   KEY                       VALUE" );
      while ( myEnumerator.MoveNext() )
         Console.WriteLine( "   {0,-25} {1}", myEnumerator.Key, myEnumerator.Value );
      Console.WriteLine();
   }

   // Uses the Keys, Values, Count, and Item properties.
   public static void PrintKeysAndValues3( HybridDictionary myCol )  {
      String[] myKeys = new String[myCol.Count];
      myCol.Keys.CopyTo( myKeys, 0 );

      Console.WriteLine( "   INDEX KEY                       VALUE" );
      for ( int i = 0; i < myCol.Count; i++ )
         Console.WriteLine( "   {0,-5} {1,-25} {2}", i, myKeys[i], myCol[myKeys[i]] );
      Console.WriteLine();
   }

}

/*
This code produces the following output.

Displays the elements using foreach:
   KEY                       VALUE
   Seedless Watermelon       0.49
   Nectarine                 1.99
   Cranberries               5.98
   Plantain Bananas          1.49
   Honeydew Melon            0.59
   Pineapple                 1.49
   Strawberries              3.33
   Grapes                    1.99
   Braeburn Apples           1.49
   Peaches                   1.99
   Red Delicious Apples      0.99
   Golden Delicious Apples   1.29
   Yellow Bananas            0.79
   Granny Smith Apples       0.89
   Gala Apples               1.49
   Plums                     1.69
   Navel Oranges             1.29
   Fuji Apples               1.29

Displays the elements using the IDictionaryEnumerator:
   KEY                       VALUE
   Seedless Watermelon       0.49
   Nectarine                 1.99
   Cranberries               5.98
   Plantain Bananas          1.49
   Honeydew Melon            0.59
   Pineapple                 1.49
   Strawberries              3.33
   Grapes                    1.99
   Braeburn Apples           1.49
   Peaches                   1.99
   Red Delicious Apples      0.99
   Golden Delicious Apples   1.29
   Yellow Bananas            0.79
   Granny Smith Apples       0.89
   Gala Apples               1.49
   Plums                     1.69
   Navel Oranges             1.29
   Fuji Apples               1.29

Displays the elements using the Keys, Values, Count, and Item properties:
   INDEX KEY                       VALUE
   0     Seedless Watermelon       0.49
   1     Nectarine                 1.99
   2     Cranberries               5.98
   3     Plantain Bananas          1.49
   4     Honeydew Melon            0.59
   5     Pineapple                 1.49
   6     Strawberries              3.33
   7     Grapes                    1.99
   8     Braeburn Apples           1.49
   9     Peaches                   1.99
   10    Red Delicious Apples      0.99
   11    Golden Delicious Apples   1.29
   12    Yellow Bananas            0.79
   13    Granny Smith Apples       0.89
   14    Gala Apples               1.49
   15    Plums                     1.69
   16    Navel Oranges             1.29
   17    Fuji Apples               1.29

*/

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

public class SamplesHybridDictionary
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Creates and initializes a new HybridDictionary.
        HybridDictionary myCol = new HybridDictionary();
        myCol.Add("Braeburn Apples", "1.49");
        myCol.Add("Fuji Apples", "1.29");
        myCol.Add("Gala Apples", "1.49");
        myCol.Add("Golden Delicious Apples", "1.29");
        myCol.Add("Granny Smith Apples", "0.89");
        myCol.Add("Red Delicious Apples", "0.99");
        myCol.Add("Plantain Bananas", "1.49");
        myCol.Add("Yellow Bananas", "0.79");
        myCol.Add("Strawberries", "3.33");
        myCol.Add("Cranberries", "5.98");
        myCol.Add("Navel Oranges", "1.29");
        myCol.Add("Grapes", "1.99");
        myCol.Add("Honeydew Melon", "0.59");
        myCol.Add("Seedless Watermelon", "0.49");
        myCol.Add("Pineapple", "1.49");
        myCol.Add("Nectarine", "1.99");
        myCol.Add("Plums", "1.69");
        myCol.Add("Peaches", "1.99");
            
        // Display the contents of the collection using for. This is the
        // preferred method.
        Console.WriteLine("Displays the elements using for:");
        PrintKeysAndValues1(myCol);
            
        // Display the contents of the collection using the enumerator.
        Console.WriteLine("Displays the elements using the"
            + " IDictionaryEnumerator:");
        PrintKeysAndValues2(myCol);
            
        // Display the contents of the collection using the Keys, Values,
        // Count, and Item properties.
        Console.WriteLine("Displays the elements using the Keys, Values,"
            + " Count, and Item properties:");
        PrintKeysAndValues3(myCol);
    } //main
    
    // Uses the for statement which hides the complexity of the enumerator.
    // NOTE: The for statement is the preferred way of enumerating the
    // contents of a collection.
    public static void PrintKeysAndValues1(IDictionary myCol) 
    {
        String strKeys[] = new String[myCol.get_Count()];
        myCol.get_Keys().CopyTo(strKeys,0);
        for (int iCtr=0; iCtr < myCol.get_Count(); iCtr++) {
            Console.WriteLine("   {0,-25} {1}", strKeys[iCtr],
                myCol.get_Item(strKeys[iCtr]));
        }
        Console.WriteLine();
    } //PrintKeysAndValues1
   
    // Uses the enumerator. 
    // NOTE: The for statement is the preferred way of enumerating the
    // contents of a collection.
    public static void PrintKeysAndValues2(IDictionary myCol) 
    {
        IDictionaryEnumerator myEnumerator = myCol.GetEnumerator();
        Console.WriteLine("   KEY                       VALUE");
        while(myEnumerator.MoveNext()) {
            Console.WriteLine("   {0,-25} {1}", myEnumerator.get_Key(),
                myEnumerator.get_Value());
        }
        Console.WriteLine();
    } //PrintKeysAndValues2

    // Uses the Keys, Values, Count, and Item properties.
    public static void PrintKeysAndValues3(HybridDictionary myCol) 
    {
        String myKeys[] = new String[myCol.get_Count()];
        myCol.get_Keys().CopyTo(myKeys, 0);
        Console.WriteLine("   INDEX KEY                       VALUE");
        for(int i=0; i < myCol.get_Count(); i++) {
            Console.WriteLine("   {0,-5} {1,-25} {2}", (Int32)i, myKeys[i], 
                myCol.get_Item(myKeys[i]));
        } 
        Console.WriteLine();
    } //PrintKeysAndValues3
} //SamplesHybridDictionary
 
/*
Displays the elements using for:
   Strawberries              3.33
   Yellow Bananas            0.79
   Cranberries               5.98
   Grapes                    1.99
   Granny Smith Apples       0.89
   Seedless Watermelon       0.49
   Honeydew Melon            0.59
   Red Delicious Apples      0.99
   Navel Oranges             1.29
   Fuji Apples               1.29
   Plantain Bananas          1.49
   Gala Apples               1.49
   Pineapple                 1.49
   Plums                     1.69
   Braeburn Apples           1.49
   Peaches                   1.99
   Golden Delicious Apples   1.29
   Nectarine                 1.99

Displays the elements using the IDictionaryEnumerator:
   KEY                       VALUE
   Strawberries              3.33
   Yellow Bananas            0.79
   Cranberries               5.98
   Grapes                    1.99
   Granny Smith Apples       0.89
   Seedless Watermelon       0.49
   Honeydew Melon            0.59
   Red Delicious Apples      0.99
   Navel Oranges             1.29
   Fuji Apples               1.29
   Plantain Bananas          1.49
   Gala Apples               1.49
   Pineapple                 1.49
   Plums                     1.69
   Braeburn Apples           1.49
   Peaches                   1.99
   Golden Delicious Apples   1.29
   Nectarine                 1.99

Displays the elements using the Keys, Values, Count, and Item properties:
   INDEX KEY                       VALUE
   0     Strawberries              3.33
   1     Yellow Bananas            0.79
   2     Cranberries               5.98
   3     Grapes                    1.99
   4     Granny Smith Apples       0.89
   5     Seedless Watermelon       0.49
   6     Honeydew Melon            0.59
   7     Red Delicious Apples      0.99
   8     Navel Oranges             1.29
   9     Fuji Apples               1.29
   10    Plantain Bananas          1.49
   11    Gala Apples               1.49
   12    Pineapple                 1.49
   13    Plums                     1.69
   14    Braeburn Apples           1.49
   15    Peaches                   1.99
   16    Golden Delicious Apples   1.29
   17    Nectarine                 1.99

*/

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

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Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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