List<'T>.RemoveAt Method (Int32)


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Removes the element at the specified index of the List<'T>.

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

abstract RemoveAt : 
        index:int -> unit
override RemoveAt : 
        index:int -> unit


Type: System.Int32

The zero-based index of the element to remove.

Exception Condition

index is less than 0.


index is equal to or greater than Count.

When you call RemoveAt to remove an item, the remaining items in the list are renumbered to replace the removed item. For example, if you remove the item at index 3, the item at index 4 is moved to the 3 position. In addition, the number of items in the list (as represented by the Count property) is reduced by 1.

This method is an O(n) operation, where n is (Count - index).

The following example demonstrates how to add, remove, and insert a simple business object in a List<'T>.

// Simple business object. A PartId is used to identify the type of part  
// but the part name can change.  
[<CustomEquality; NoComparison>]
type Part = { PartId : int ; mutable PartName : string } with
    override this.GetHashCode() = hash this.PartId
    override this.Equals(other) =
        match other with
        | :? Part as p -> this.PartId = p.PartId
        | _ -> false
    override this.ToString() = sprintf "ID: %i   Name: %s" this.PartId this.PartName

let main argv = 
    // We refer to System.Collections.Generic.List<'T> by its type 
    // abbreviation ResizeArray<'T> to avoid conflicts with the F# List module.    
    // Note: In F# code, F# linked lists are usually preferred over
    // ResizeArray<'T> when an extendable collection is required.
    let parts = ResizeArray<_>()
    parts.Add({PartName = "crank arm" ; PartId = 1234})
    parts.Add({PartName = "chain ring"; PartId = 1334 })
    parts.Add({PartName = "regular seat"; PartId = 1434 })
    parts.Add({PartName = "banana seat"; PartId = 1444 })
    parts.Add({PartName = "cassette"; PartId = 1534 })
    parts.Add({PartName = "shift lever"; PartId = 1634 })

    // Write out the parts in the ResizeArray.  This will call the overridden ToString method
    // in the Part type
    printfn ""
    parts |> Seq.iter (fun p -> printfn "%O" p)

    // Check the ResizeArray for part #1734. This calls the IEquatable.Equals method 
    // of the Part type, which checks the PartId for equality.    
    printfn "\nContains(\"1734\"): %b" (parts.Contains({PartId=1734; PartName=""}))

    // Insert a new item at position 2.
    printfn "\nInsert(2, \"1834\")"
    parts.Insert(2, { PartName = "brake lever"; PartId = 1834 })

    // Write out all parts
    parts |> Seq.iter (fun p -> printfn "%O" p)

    printfn "\nParts[3]: %O" parts.[3]

    printfn "\nRemove(\"1534\")"
    // This will remove part 1534 even though the PartName is different, 
    // because the Equals method only checks PartId for equality.
    // Since Remove returns true or false, we need to ignore the result
    parts.Remove({PartId=1534; PartName="cogs"}) |> ignore

    // Write out all parts
    printfn ""
    parts |> Seq.iter (fun p -> printfn "%O" p)

    printfn "\nRemoveAt(3)"
    // This will remove the part at index 3.

    // Write out all parts
    printfn ""
    parts |> Seq.iter (fun p -> printfn "%O" p)

    0 // return an integer exit code

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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