ArrayList::FixedSize Method (ArrayList^)

 

Returns an ArrayList wrapper with a fixed size.

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

public:
static ArrayList^ FixedSize(
	ArrayList^ list
)

Parameters

list
Type: System.Collections::ArrayList^

The ArrayList to wrap.

Return Value

Type: System.Collections::ArrayList^

An ArrayList wrapper with a fixed size.

Exception Condition
ArgumentNullException

list is null.

This wrapper can be used to prevent additions to and deletions from the original ArrayList. The elements can still be modified or replaced.

A collection with a fixed size is simply a collection with a wrapper that prevents adding and removing elements; therefore, if changes are made to the underlying collection, including the addition or removal of elements, the fixed-size collection reflects those changes.

This method is an O(1) operation.

The following code example shows how to create a fixed-size wrapper around an ArrayList.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections;
void PrintValues( IEnumerable^ myList, char mySeparator );
int main()
{

   // Creates and initializes a new ArrayList.
   ArrayList^ myAL = gcnew ArrayList;
   myAL->Add( "The" );
   myAL->Add( "quick" );
   myAL->Add( "brown" );
   myAL->Add( "fox" );
   myAL->Add( "jumped" );
   myAL->Add( "over" );
   myAL->Add( "the" );
   myAL->Add( "lazy" );
   myAL->Add( "dog" );

   // Create a fixed-size wrapper around the ArrayList.
   ArrayList^ myFixedSizeAL = ArrayList::FixedSize( myAL );

   // Display whether the ArrayLists have a fixed size or not.
   Console::WriteLine( "myAL {0}.", myAL->IsFixedSize ? (String^)"has a fixed size" : "does not have a fixed size" );
   Console::WriteLine( "myFixedSizeAL {0}.", myFixedSizeAL->IsFixedSize ? (String^)"has a fixed size" : "does not have a fixed size" );
   Console::WriteLine();

   // Display both ArrayLists.
   Console::WriteLine( "Initially," );
   Console::Write( "Standard  :" );
   PrintValues( myAL, ' ' );
   Console::Write( "Fixed size:" );
   PrintValues( myFixedSizeAL, ' ' );

   // Sort is allowed in the fixed-size ArrayList.
   myFixedSizeAL->Sort();

   // Display both ArrayLists.
   Console::WriteLine( "After Sort," );
   Console::Write( "Standard  :" );
   PrintValues( myAL, ' ' );
   Console::Write( "Fixed size:" );
   PrintValues( myFixedSizeAL, ' ' );

   // Reverse is allowed in the fixed-size ArrayList.
   myFixedSizeAL->Reverse();

   // Display both ArrayLists.
   Console::WriteLine( "After Reverse," );
   Console::Write( "Standard  :" );
   PrintValues( myAL, ' ' );
   Console::Write( "Fixed size:" );
   PrintValues( myFixedSizeAL, ' ' );

   // Add an element to the standard ArrayList.
   myAL->Add( "AddMe" );

   // Display both ArrayLists.
   Console::WriteLine( "After adding to the standard ArrayList," );
   Console::Write( "Standard  :" );
   PrintValues( myAL, ' ' );
   Console::Write( "Fixed size:" );
   PrintValues( myFixedSizeAL, ' ' );
   Console::WriteLine();

   // Adding or inserting elements to the fixed-size ArrayList throws an exception.
   try
   {
      myFixedSizeAL->Add( "AddMe2" );
   }
   catch ( Exception^ myException ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "Exception: {0}", myException );
   }

   try
   {
      myFixedSizeAL->Insert( 3, "InsertMe" );
   }
   catch ( Exception^ myException ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "Exception: {0}", myException );
   }

}

void PrintValues( IEnumerable^ myList, char mySeparator )
{
   IEnumerator^ myEnum = myList->GetEnumerator();
   while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
   {
      Object^ obj = safe_cast<Object^>(myEnum->Current);
      Console::Write( "{0}{1}", mySeparator, obj );
   }

   Console::WriteLine();
}

/*
 This code produces the following output.

 myAL does not have a fixed size.
 myFixedSizeAL has a fixed size.

 Initially,
 Standard  : The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog
 Fixed size: The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog
 After Sort,
 Standard  : brown dog fox jumped lazy over quick the The
 Fixed size: brown dog fox jumped lazy over quick the The
 After Reverse,
 Standard  : The the quick over lazy jumped fox dog brown
 Fixed size: The the quick over lazy jumped fox dog brown
 After adding to the standard ArrayList,
 Standard  : The the quick over lazy jumped fox dog brown AddMe
 Fixed size: The the quick over lazy jumped fox dog brown AddMe

 Exception: System.NotSupportedException: Collection was of a fixed size.
    at System.Collections.FixedSizeArrayList.Add(Object obj)
    at SamplesArrayList.Main()
 Exception: System.NotSupportedException: Collection was of a fixed size.
    at System.Collections.FixedSizeArrayList.Insert(Int32 index, Object obj)
    at SamplesArrayList.Main()

 */

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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