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ArrayList.LastIndexOf Method (Object, Int32, Int32)

Searches for the specified Object and returns the zero-based index of the last occurrence within the range of elements in the ArrayList that contains the specified number of elements and ends at the specified index.

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

'Declaration
Public Overridable Function LastIndexOf ( _
	value As Object, _
	startIndex As Integer, _
	count As Integer _
) As Integer

Parameters

value
Type: System.Object

The Object to locate in the ArrayList. The value can be Nothing.

startIndex
Type: System.Int32

The zero-based starting index of the backward search.

count
Type: System.Int32

The number of elements in the section to search.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The zero-based index of the last occurrence of value within the range of elements in the ArrayList that contains count number of elements and ends at startIndex, if found; otherwise, -1.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

startIndex is outside the range of valid indexes for the ArrayList.

-or-

count is less than zero.

-or-

startIndex and count do not specify a valid section in the ArrayList.

The ArrayList is searched backward starting at startIndex and ending at startIndex minus count plus 1, if count is greater than 0.

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

This method determines equality by calling Object.Equals.

Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0, this method uses the collection’s objects’ Equals and CompareTo methods on item to determine whether item exists. In the earlier versions of the .NET Framework, this determination was made by using the Equals and CompareTo methods of the item parameter on the objects in the collection.

The following code example shows how to determine the index of the last occurrence of a specified element. Note that LastIndexOf is a backward search; therefore, count must be less than or equal to startIndex + 1.

Imports System
Imports System.Collections
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

Public Class SamplesArrayList

   Public Shared Sub Main()

      ' Creates and initializes a new ArrayList with three elements of the same value. 
      Dim myAL As New ArrayList()
      myAL.Add("the")
      myAL.Add("quick")
      myAL.Add("brown")
      myAL.Add("fox")
      myAL.Add("jumps")
      myAL.Add("over")
      myAL.Add("the")
      myAL.Add("lazy")
      myAL.Add("dog")
      myAL.Add("in")
      myAL.Add("the")
      myAL.Add("barn")

      ' Displays the values of the ArrayList.
      Console.WriteLine("The ArrayList contains the following values:")
      PrintIndexAndValues(myAL)

      ' Searches for the last occurrence of the duplicated value. 
      Dim myString As [String] = "the" 
      Dim myIndex As Integer = myAL.LastIndexOf(myString)
      Console.WriteLine("The last occurrence of ""{0}"" is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex)

      ' Searches for the last occurrence of the duplicated value in the first section of the ArrayList.
      myIndex = myAL.LastIndexOf(myString, 8)
      Console.WriteLine("The last occurrence of ""{0}"" between the start and index 8 is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex)

      ' Searches for the last occurrence of the duplicated value in a section of the ArrayList.  Note that the start index is greater than the end index because the search is done backward.
      myIndex = myAL.LastIndexOf(myString, 10, 6)
      Console.WriteLine("The last occurrence of ""{0}"" between index 10 and index 5 is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex)
   End Sub 'Main


   Public Shared Sub PrintIndexAndValues(myList As IEnumerable)
      Dim i as Integer 
      Dim obj As [Object]
      For Each obj In  myList
         Console.WriteLine("   [{0}]:    {1}", i, obj)
         i = i + 1
      Next obj
      Console.WriteLine()
   End Sub 'PrintIndexAndValues

End Class 'SamplesArrayList

' This code produces the following output. 

' The ArrayList contains the following values: 
'    [0]:    the 
'    [1]:    quick 
'    [2]:    brown 
'    [3]:    fox 
'    [4]:    jumps 
'    [5]:    over 
'    [6]:    the 
'    [7]:    lazy 
'    [8]:    dog 
'    [9]:    in 
'    [10]:    the 
'    [11]:    barn 

' The last occurrence of "the" is at index 10. 
' The last occurrence of "the" between the start and index 8 is at index 6. 
' The last occurrence of "the" between index 10 and index 5 is at index 10.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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