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IDictionary.Keys Property

Gets an ICollection object containing the keys of the IDictionary object.

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

ICollection Keys { get; }
/** @property */
ICollection get_Keys ()

function get Keys () : ICollection

Not applicable.

Property Value

An ICollection object containing the keys of the IDictionary object.

The order of the keys in the returned ICollection object is unspecified, but is guaranteed to be the same order as the corresponding values in the ICollection returned by the Values property.

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

public ICollection Keys
{
    get
    {
        // Return an array where each item is a key.
        Object[] keys = new Object[ItemsInUse];
        for (Int32 n = 0; n < ItemsInUse; n++)
            keys[n] = items[n].Key;
        return keys;
    }
}

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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