Export (0) Print
Expand All

ActivityCollection.GetEnumerator Method

Implements an enumeration interface to the ICollection.

Namespace:  System.Workflow.ComponentModel
Assembly:  System.Workflow.ComponentModel (in System.Workflow.ComponentModel.dll)

public IEnumerator<Activity> GetEnumerator()

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerator<Activity>
Returns an enumerator that can iterate through the ReadOnlyCollectionBase instance.

Enumerators only enable reading the data in the collection. You cannot use enumerators to modify the underlying collection.

To begin, the enumerator is positioned before the first element in the collection. Reset also brings the enumerator back to this position. At this position, calling Current raises an exception. Therefore, you must call MoveNext to advance the enumerator to the first element of the collection before reading the value of Current.

Current returns the same object until either MoveNext or Reset is called. MoveNext sets Current to the next element.

After the end of the collection is passed, the enumerator is positioned after the last element in the collection, and calling MoveNext returns false. If the last call to MoveNext returned false, calling Current raises an exception.

To set Current to the first element of the collection again, you can call Reset followed by MoveNext.

An enumerator remains valid as long as the collection remains unchanged. If changes are made to the collection, such as adding, modifying or deleting elements, the enumerator is irreversibly invalidated and the next call to MoveNext or Reset raises an InvalidOperationException . If the collection is modified between MoveNext and Current, Current will return the element that it is set to, even if the enumerator is already invalidated.

The enumerator does not have exclusive access to the collection; therefore, enumerating through a collection is intrinsically not a thread-safe procedure. Even when a collection is synchronized, other threads could still modify the collection. This causes the enumerator to raise an exception. To guarantee thread safety during enumeration, you can either lock the collection during the entire enumeration or catch the exceptions resulting from changes made by other threads.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

Community Additions

ADD
Show:
© 2014 Microsoft