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StringCollection::Add Method

Adds a string to the end of the StringCollection.

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

public:
int Add(
	String^ value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System::String

The string to add to the end of the StringCollection. The value can be nullptr.

Return Value

Type: System::Int32
The zero-based index at which the new element is inserted.

StringCollection accepts nullptr as a valid value and allows duplicate elements.

If Count is less than the capacity, this method is an O(1) operation. If the capacity needs to be increased to accommodate the new element, this method becomes an O(n) operation, where n is Count.

The following code example adds new elements to the StringCollection.

#using <System.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections;
using namespace System::Collections::Specialized;
void PrintValues( IEnumerable^ myCol );
int main()
{

   // Creates and initializes a new StringCollection.
   StringCollection^ myCol = gcnew StringCollection;
   Console::WriteLine( "Initial contents of the StringCollection:" );
   PrintValues( myCol );

   // Adds a range of elements from an array to the end of the StringCollection. 
   array<String^>^myArr = {"RED","orange","yellow","RED","green","blue","RED","indigo","violet","RED"};
   myCol->AddRange( myArr );
   Console::WriteLine( "After adding a range of elements:" );
   PrintValues( myCol );

   // Adds one element to the end of the StringCollection and inserts another at index 3.
   myCol->Add( "* white" );
   myCol->Insert( 3, "* gray" );
   Console::WriteLine( "After adding \"* white\" to the end and inserting \"* gray\" at index 3:" );
   PrintValues( myCol );
}

void PrintValues( IEnumerable^ myCol )
{
   IEnumerator^ myEnum = myCol->GetEnumerator();
   while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
   {
      Object^ obj = safe_cast<Object^>(myEnum->Current);
      Console::WriteLine( "   {0}", obj );
   }

   Console::WriteLine();
}

/*
This code produces the following output.

Initial contents of the StringCollection:

After adding a range of elements:
   RED
   orange
   yellow
   RED
   green
   blue
   RED
   indigo
   violet
   RED

After adding "* white" to the end and inserting "* gray" at index 3:
   RED
   orange
   yellow
   * gray
   RED
   green
   blue
   RED
   indigo
   violet
   RED
   * white

*/

.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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