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Dictionary<TKey, TValue>.Remove Method

Removes the value with the specified key from the Dictionary<TKey, TValue>.

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

public bool Remove(
	TKey key
)

Parameters

key
Type: TKey
The key of the element to remove.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the element is successfully found and removed; otherwise, false. This method returns false if key is not found in the Dictionary<TKey, TValue>.

Implements

IDictionary<TKey, TValue>.Remove(TKey)

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

key is null.

If the Dictionary<TKey, TValue> does not contain an element with the specified key, the Dictionary<TKey, TValue> remains unchanged. No exception is thrown.

This method approaches an O(1) operation.

The following code example shows how to remove a key/value pair from a dictionary using the Remove method.

This code example is part of a larger example provided for the Dictionary<TKey, TValue> class.


// Use the Remove method to remove a key/value pair.
outputBlock.Text += "\nRemove(\"doc\")" + "\n";
openWith.Remove("doc");

if (!openWith.ContainsKey("doc"))
{
   outputBlock.Text += "Key \"doc\" is not found." + "\n";
}


Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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