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StringCollection.Remove Method

Removes the first occurrence of a specific string from the StringCollection.

Namespace:  System.Collections.Specialized
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)
public void Remove(
	string value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.String

The string to remove from the StringCollection. The value can be null.

Duplicate strings are allowed in StringCollection. Only the first occurrence is removed. To remove all occurrences of the specified string, use RemoveAt(IndexOf(value)) repeatedly while IndexOf does not return -1.

If the StringCollection does not contain the specified object, the StringCollection remains unchanged. No exception is thrown.

In collections of contiguous elements, such as lists, the elements that follow the removed element move up to occupy the vacated spot. If the collection is indexed, the indexes of the elements that are moved are also updated. This behavior does not apply to collections where elements are conceptually grouped into buckets, such as a hash table.

This method determines equality by calling Object.Equals. String comparisons are case-sensitive.

This method performs a linear search; therefore, this method is an O(n) operation, where n is Count.

The following code example removes elements from the StringCollection.

using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Specialized;

public class SamplesStringCollection  {

   public static void Main()  {

      // Creates and initializes a new StringCollection.
      StringCollection myCol = new StringCollection();
      String[] myArr = new String[] { "RED", "orange", "yellow", "RED", "green", "blue", "RED", "indigo", "violet", "RED" };
      myCol.AddRange( myArr );

      Console.WriteLine( "Initial contents of the StringCollection:" );
      PrintValues( myCol );

      // Removes one element from the StringCollection.
      myCol.Remove( "yellow" );

      Console.WriteLine( "After removing \"yellow\":" );
      PrintValues( myCol );

      // Removes all occurrences of a value from the StringCollection. 
      int i = myCol.IndexOf( "RED" );
      while ( i > -1 )  {
         myCol.RemoveAt( i );
         i = myCol.IndexOf( "RED" );
      }

      Console.WriteLine( "After removing all occurrences of \"RED\":" );
      PrintValues( myCol );

      // Clears the entire collection.
      myCol.Clear();

      Console.WriteLine( "After clearing the collection:" );
      PrintValues( myCol );

   }

   public static void PrintValues( IEnumerable myCol )  {
      foreach ( Object obj in myCol )
         Console.WriteLine( "   {0}", obj );
      Console.WriteLine();
   }

}

/*
This code produces the following output.

Initial contents of the StringCollection:
   RED
   orange
   yellow
   RED
   green
   blue
   RED
   indigo
   violet
   RED

After removing "yellow":
   RED
   orange
   RED
   green
   blue
   RED
   indigo
   violet
   RED

After removing all occurrences of "RED":
   orange
   green
   blue
   indigo
   violet

After clearing the collection:

*/

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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 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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