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NameObjectCollectionBase.BaseHasKeys Method

Gets a value indicating whether the NameObjectCollectionBase instance contains entries whose keys are not Nothing.

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

'Declaration
Protected Function BaseHasKeys As Boolean
'Usage
Dim returnValue As Boolean 

returnValue = Me.BaseHasKeys()

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the NameObjectCollectionBase instance contains entries whose keys are not Nothing; otherwise, false.

This method is an O(1) operation.

The following code example uses BaseHasKeys to determine if the collection contains keys that are not Nothing.

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 

   ' Creates an empty collection. 
   Public Sub New()
   End Sub 'New 

   ' Adds an entry to the collection. 
   Public Sub Add(key As [String], value As [Object])
      Me.BaseAdd(key, value)
   End Sub 'Add

   ' Gets a value indicating whether the collection contains keys that are not a null reference. 
   Public ReadOnly Property HasKeys() As [Boolean]
      Get 
         Return Me.BaseHasKeys()
      End Get 
   End Property 

End Class 'MyCollection


Public Class SamplesNameObjectCollectionBase   

   Public Shared Sub Main()

      ' Creates an empty MyCollection instance. 
      Dim myCol As New MyCollection()
      Console.WriteLine("Initial state of the collection (Count = {0}):", myCol.Count)
      PrintKeysAndValues(myCol)
      Console.WriteLine("HasKeys? {0}", myCol.HasKeys)

      Console.WriteLine()

      ' Adds an item to the collection.
      myCol.Add("blue", "sky")
      Console.WriteLine("Initial state of the collection (Count = {0}):", myCol.Count)
      PrintKeysAndValues(myCol)
      Console.WriteLine("HasKeys? {0}", myCol.HasKeys)

   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 = 0): 
'HasKeys? False 

'Initial state of the collection (Count = 1): 
'[0] : blue, sky 
'HasKeys? True

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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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