ICollectionRemove Method

Removes the first occurrence of a specific object from the ICollection.

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

bool Remove(
	T item
bool Remove(
	T item
abstract Remove : 
        item:'T -> bool
Function Remove (
	item As T
) As Boolean


Type: T

The object to remove from the ICollection.

Return Value


true if item was successfully removed from the ICollection; otherwise, false. This method also returns false if item is not found in the original ICollection.

Exception Condition

The ICollection is read-only.

Implementations can vary in how they determine equality of objects; for example, List uses , whereas, Dictionary allows the user to specify the IComparer implementation to use for comparing keys.

In collections of contiguous elements, such as lists, the elements that follow the removed element move up to occupy the vacated spot. If the collection is indexed, the indexes of the elements that are moved are also updated. This behavior does not apply to collections where elements are conceptually grouped into buckets, such as a hash table.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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