CreateSection Method (Int16, BitVector32.Section)
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BitVector32::CreateSection Method (Int16, BitVector32::Section)

 

Creates a new BitVector32::Section following the specified BitVector32::Section in a series of sections that contain small integers.

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

public:
static BitVector32::Section CreateSection(
	short maxValue,
	BitVector32::Section previous
)

Parameters

maxValue
Type: System::Int16

A 16-bit signed integer that specifies the maximum value for the new BitVector32::Section.

previous
Type: System.Collections.Specialized::BitVector32::Section

The previous BitVector32::Section in the BitVector32.

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Specialized::BitVector32::Section

A BitVector32::Section that can hold a number from zero to maxValue.

Exception Condition
ArgumentException

maxValue is less than 1.

InvalidOperationException

previous includes the final bit in the BitVector32.

-or-

maxValue is greater than the highest value that can be represented by the number of bits after previous.

A BitVector32::Section is a window into the BitVector32 and is composed of the smallest number of consecutive bits that can contain the maximum value specified in CreateSection. For example, a section with a maximum value of 1 is composed of only one bit, whereas a section with a maximum value of 5 is composed of three bits. You can create a BitVector32::Section with a maximum value of 1 to serve as a Boolean, thereby allowing you to store integers and Booleans in the same BitVector32.

If sections already exist after previous in the BitVector32, those sections are still accessible; however, overlapping sections might cause unexpected results.

This method is an O(1) operation.

The following code example uses a BitVector32 as a collection of sections.

#using <system.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections::Specialized;

int main()
{
   // Creates and initializes a BitVector32.
   BitVector32 myBV(0);

   // Creates four sections in the BitVector32 with maximum values 6, 3, 1, and 15.
   // mySect3, which uses exactly one bit, can also be used as a bit flag.
   BitVector32::Section mySect1 = BitVector32::CreateSection( 6 );
   BitVector32::Section mySect2 = BitVector32::CreateSection( 3, mySect1 );
   BitVector32::Section mySect3 = BitVector32::CreateSection( 1, mySect2 );
   BitVector32::Section mySect4 = BitVector32::CreateSection( 15, mySect3 );

   // Displays the values of the sections.
   Console::WriteLine( "Initial values:" );
   Console::WriteLine( "\tmySect1: {0}", myBV[ mySect1 ] );
   Console::WriteLine( "\tmySect2: {0}", myBV[ mySect2 ] );
   Console::WriteLine( "\tmySect3: {0}", myBV[ mySect3 ] );
   Console::WriteLine( "\tmySect4: {0}", myBV[ mySect4 ] );

   // Sets each section to a new value and displays the value of the BitVector32 at each step.
   Console::WriteLine( "Changing the values of each section:" );
   Console::WriteLine( "\tInitial:    \t {0}", myBV );
   myBV[ mySect1 ] = 5;
   Console::WriteLine( "\tmySect1 = 5:\t {0}", myBV );
   myBV[ mySect2 ] = 3;
   Console::WriteLine( "\tmySect2 = 3:\t {0}", myBV );
   myBV[ mySect3 ] = 1;
   Console::WriteLine( "\tmySect3 = 1:\t {0}", myBV );
   myBV[ mySect4 ] = 9;
   Console::WriteLine( "\tmySect4 = 9:\t {0}", myBV );

   // Displays the values of the sections.
   Console::WriteLine( "New values:" );
   Console::WriteLine( "\tmySect1: {0}", myBV[ mySect1 ] );
   Console::WriteLine( "\tmySect2: {0}", myBV[ mySect2 ] );
   Console::WriteLine( "\tmySect3: {0}", myBV[ mySect3 ] );
   Console::WriteLine( "\tmySect4: {0}", myBV[ mySect4 ] );
}

/*
This code produces the following output.

Initial values:
        mySect1: 0
        mySect2: 0
        mySect3: 0
        mySect4: 0
Changing the values of each section:
        Initial:        BitVector32 {00000000000000000000000000000000}
        mySect1 = 5:    BitVector32 {00000000000000000000000000000101}
        mySect2 = 3:    BitVector32 {00000000000000000000000000011101}
        mySect3 = 1:    BitVector32 {00000000000000000000000000111101}
        mySect4 = 9:    BitVector32 {00000000000000000000001001111101}
New values:
        mySect1: 5
        mySect2: 3
        mySect3: 1
        mySect4: 9

*/

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