StringCollection.Item Property

Gets or sets the element at the specified index.

Namespace: System.Collections.Specialized
Assembly: System (in system.dll)

public string this [
	int index
] { get; set; }
/** @property */
public String get_Item (int index)

/** @property */
public void set_Item (int index, String value)

Not applicable.



The zero-based index of the entry to get or set.

Property Value

The element at the specified index.

Exception typeCondition


index is less than zero.


index is equal to or greater than Count.

This property provides the ability to access a specific element in the collection by using the following syntax: myCollection[index].

StringCollection accepts a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) as a valid value and allows duplicate elements.

The C# language uses the this keyword to define the indexers instead of implementing the Item property. Visual Basic implements Item as a default property, which provides the same indexing functionality.

Retrieving the value of this property is an O(1) operation; setting the property is also an O(1) operation.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, 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