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NameObjectCollectionBase.BaseClear Method

Removes all entries from the NameObjectCollectionBase instance.

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

'Declaration
Protected Sub BaseClear

ExceptionCondition
NotSupportedException

The collection is read-only.

Count is set to zero, and references to other objects from elements of the collection are also released.

This method is an O(1) operation.

The following code example uses BaseClear to remove all elements from a NameObjectCollectionBase.

Imports System
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Collections.Specialized

Public Class MyCollection
   Inherits NameObjectCollectionBase

   Private _de As New DictionaryEntry()

   ' Gets a key-and-value pair (DictionaryEntry) using an index. 
   Default Public ReadOnly Property Item(index As Integer) As DictionaryEntry
      Get
         _de.Key = Me.BaseGetKey(index)
         _de.Value = Me.BaseGet(index)
         Return _de
      End Get 
   End Property 

   ' Adds elements from an IDictionary into the new collection. 
   Public Sub New(d As IDictionary)
      Dim de As DictionaryEntry
      For Each de In  d
         Me.BaseAdd(CType(de.Key, [String]), de.Value)
      Next de
   End Sub 'New 

   ' Clears all the elements in the collection. 
   Public Sub Clear()
      Me.BaseClear()
   End Sub 'Clear

End Class 'MyCollection


Public Class SamplesNameObjectCollectionBase   

   Public Shared Sub Main()

      ' Creates and initializes a new MyCollection instance. 
      Dim d = New ListDictionary()
      d.Add("red", "apple")
      d.Add("yellow", "banana")
      d.Add("green", "pear")
      Dim myCol As New MyCollection(d)
      Console.WriteLine("Initial state of the collection (Count = {0}):", myCol.Count)
      PrintKeysAndValues(myCol)

      ' Removes all elements from the collection.
      myCol.Clear()
      Console.WriteLine("After clearing the collection (Count = {0}):", myCol.Count)
      PrintKeysAndValues(myCol)

   End Sub 'Main

   Public Shared Sub PrintKeysAndValues(myCol As MyCollection)
      Dim i As Integer 
      For i = 0 To myCol.Count - 1
         Console.WriteLine("[{0}] : {1}, {2}", i, myCol(i).Key, myCol(i).Value)
      Next i
   End Sub 'PrintKeysAndValues

End Class 'SamplesNameObjectCollectionBase 


'This code produces the following output. 

'Initial state of the collection (Count = 3): 
'[0] : red, apple 
'[1] : yellow, banana 
'[2] : green, pear 
'After clearing the collection (Count = 0):

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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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