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Stack.ToArray Method

Copies the Stack to a new array.

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

'Declaration
Public Overridable Function ToArray As Object()

Return Value

Type: 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.

Imports System
Imports System.Collections

Public Class SamplesStack    

    Public Shared Sub Main()

        ' Creates and initializes the source Stack. 
        Dim mySourceQ As New 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. 
        Dim myTargetArray As Array = Array.CreateInstance(GetType(String), 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, " "c)

        ' 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, " "c)

        ' Copies the entire source Stack to a new standard array. 
        Dim myStandardArray As Object() = mySourceQ.ToArray()

        ' Displays the values of the new standard array.
        Console.WriteLine("The new standard array contains the following:")
        PrintValues(myStandardArray, " "c)
    End Sub     

    Overloads Public Shared Sub PrintValues(myArr As Array, _
       mySeparator As Char)

        Dim myObj As Object 
        For Each myObj In  myArr
            Console.Write("{0}{1}", mySeparator, myObj)
        Next myObj
        Console.WriteLine()
    End Sub 

End Class 


' 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 

.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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