List<T>.Reverse Method

Reverses the order of the elements in the entire List<T>.

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

public void Reverse()

This method uses Array.Reverse to reverse the order of the elements, such that the element at List<T>[i], where i is any index within the range, moves to List<T>[j], where j equals index plus index plus count minus i minus 1.

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

The following code example demonstrates both overloads of the Reverse method. The code example creates a List<T> of strings and adds six strings. The Reverse() method overload is used to reverse the list, and then the Reverse(Int32, Int32) method overload is used to reverse the middle of the list, beginning with element 1 and encompassing four elements.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;

public class Example
{
    public static void Main()
    {
        List<string> dinosaurs = new List<string>();

        dinosaurs.Add("Pachycephalosaurus");
        dinosaurs.Add("Parasauralophus");
        dinosaurs.Add("Mamenchisaurus");
        dinosaurs.Add("Amargasaurus");
        dinosaurs.Add("Coelophysis");
        dinosaurs.Add("Oviraptor");

        Console.WriteLine();
        foreach(string dinosaur in dinosaurs)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(dinosaur);
        }

        dinosaurs.Reverse();

        Console.WriteLine();
        foreach(string dinosaur in dinosaurs)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(dinosaur);
        }

        dinosaurs.Reverse(1, 4);

        Console.WriteLine();
        foreach(string dinosaur in dinosaurs)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(dinosaur);
        }
    }
}

/* This code example produces the following output:

Pachycephalosaurus
Parasauralophus
Mamenchisaurus
Amargasaurus
Coelophysis
Oviraptor

Oviraptor
Coelophysis
Amargasaurus
Mamenchisaurus
Parasauralophus
Pachycephalosaurus

Oviraptor
Parasauralophus
Mamenchisaurus
Amargasaurus
Coelophysis
Pachycephalosaurus
 */

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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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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