IDictionary.Remove Method

Removes the element with the specified key from the IDictionary object.

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

void Remove(
	Object key
)

Parameters

key
Type: System.Object

The key of the element to remove.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

key is null.

NotSupportedException

The IDictionary object is read-only.

-or-

The IDictionary has a fixed size.

If the IDictionary object does not contain an element with the specified key, the IDictionary remains unchanged. No exception is thrown.

The following code example demonstrates how to implement the Remove method. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the IDictionary class.

public void Remove(object key)
{
    if (key == null) throw new ArgumentNullException("key");
    // Try to find the key in the DictionaryEntry array
    Int32 index;
    if (TryGetIndexOfKey(key, out index))
    {
        // If the key is found, slide all the items up.
        Array.Copy(items, index + 1, items, index, ItemsInUse - index - 1);
        ItemsInUse--;
    } 
    else
    {
        // If the key is not in the dictionary, just return. 
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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