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Stack::ToArray Method

Copies the Stack to a new array.

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

public:
virtual array<Object^>^ ToArray()

Return Value

Type: array<System::Object>
A new array containing copies of the elements of the Stack.

The elements are copied onto the array in last-in-first-out (LIFO) order, similar to the order of the elements returned by a succession of calls to Pop.

This method is an O(n) operation, where n is Count.

The following example shows how to copy a Stack into a one-dimensional array.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections;
void PrintValues( Array^ myArr, char mySeparator );
int main()
{
   // Creates and initializes the source Stack.
   Stack^ mySourceQ = gcnew Stack;
   mySourceQ->Push( "barn" );
   mySourceQ->Push( "the" );
   mySourceQ->Push( "in" );
   mySourceQ->Push( "cats" );
   mySourceQ->Push( "napping" );
   mySourceQ->Push( "three" );

   // Creates and initializes the one-dimensional target Array.
   Array^ myTargetArray = Array::CreateInstance( String::typeid, 15 );
   myTargetArray->SetValue( "The", 0 );
   myTargetArray->SetValue( "quick", 1 );
   myTargetArray->SetValue( "brown", 2 );
   myTargetArray->SetValue( "fox", 3 );
   myTargetArray->SetValue( "jumped", 4 );
   myTargetArray->SetValue( "over", 5 );
   myTargetArray->SetValue( "the", 6 );
   myTargetArray->SetValue( "lazy", 7 );
   myTargetArray->SetValue( "dog", 8 );

   // Displays the values of the target Array.
   Console::WriteLine( "The target Array contains the following (before and after copying):" );
   PrintValues( myTargetArray, ' ' );

   // Copies the entire source Stack to the target Array, starting at index 6.
   mySourceQ->CopyTo( myTargetArray, 6 );

   // Displays the values of the target Array.
   PrintValues( myTargetArray, ' ' );

   // Copies the entire source Stack to a new standard array. 
   array<Object^>^myStandardArray = mySourceQ->ToArray();

   // Displays the values of the new standard array.
   Console::WriteLine( "The new standard array contains the following:" );
   PrintValues( myStandardArray, ' ' );
}

void PrintValues( Array^ myArr, char mySeparator )
{
   IEnumerator^ myEnum = myArr->GetEnumerator();
   while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
   {
      Object^ myObj = safe_cast<Object^>(myEnum->Current);
      Console::Write( "{0}{1}", mySeparator, myObj );
   }

   Console::WriteLine();
}

/* 
 This code produces the following output.

 The target Array contains the following (before and after copying):
  The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog      
  The quick brown fox jumped over three napping cats in the barn   
 The new standard array contains the following:
  three napping cats in the barn
 */

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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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