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Keys Property
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IDictionary<TKey, TValue>.Keys Property

Gets an ICollection<T> containing the keys of the IDictionary<TKey, TValue>.

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

ICollection<TKey> Keys { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.ICollection<TKey>
An ICollection<T> containing the keys of the object that implements IDictionary<TKey, TValue>.

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

The following code example shows how to enumerate keys alone using the Keys property.

This code is part of a larger example that can be compiled and executed. See System.Collections.Generic.IDictionary<TKey, TValue>.

// To get the keys alone, use the Keys property.
icoll = openWith.Keys;

// The elements of the ValueCollection are strongly typed 
// with the type that was specified for dictionary values.
Console.WriteLine();
foreach( string s in icoll )
{
    Console.WriteLine("Key = {0}", s);
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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