ArrangedElementCollection.GetEnumerator Method

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Returns an enumerator for the entire collection.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms.Layout
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

public virtual IEnumerator GetEnumerator ()
public IEnumerator GetEnumerator ()
public function GetEnumerator () : IEnumerator

Return Value

An IEnumerator for the entire collection.

Typically the enumerator does not have exclusive access to the collection; therefore, enumerating through a collection is intrinsically not a thread-safe procedure. Even when a collection is synchronized, other threads could still modify the collection, which causes the enumerator to throw an exception. To guarantee thread safety during enumeration, you can follow one of the following strategies:

  • Lock the collection during the entire enumeration using a Monitor.

  • Catch and handle the exceptions that result from changes made by other threads.

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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