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IEnumerator.Current Property

Gets the current element in the collection.

[Visual Basic]
ReadOnly Property Current As Object
object Current {get;}
__property Object* get_Current();
function get Current() : Object;

Property Value

The current element in the collection.


Exception Type Condition
InvalidOperationException The enumerator is positioned before the first element of the collection or after the last element.


After an enumerator is created or after a Reset, MoveNext must be called to advance the enumerator to the first element of the collection before reading the value of Current; otherwise, Current is undefined.

Current also throws an exception if the last call to MoveNext returned false, which indicates the end of the collection.

Current does not move the position of the enumerator and consecutive calls to Current return the same object until either MoveNext or Reset is called.

An enumerator remains valid as long as the collection remains unchanged. If changes are made to the collection, such as adding, modifying or deleting elements, the enumerator is irrecoverably invalidated and the next call to MoveNext or Reset throws an InvalidOperationException. If the collection is modified between MoveNext and Current, Current will return the element that it is set to, even if the enumerator is already invalidated.


Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework, Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) Standard

See Also

IEnumerator Interface | IEnumerator Members | System.Collections Namespace | MoveNext | Reset