ConvertAll(TOutput) Method

List<'T>.ConvertAll<'TOutput> Method (Converter<'T, 'TOutput>)

 

Converts the elements in the current List<'T> to another type, and returns a list containing the converted elements.

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

member ConvertAll<'TOutput> : 
        converter:Converter<'T, 'TOutput> -> List<'TOutput>

Parameters

converter
Type: System.Converter<'T, 'TOutput>

A Converter<'TInput, 'TOutput> delegate that converts each element from one type to another type.

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.List<'TOutput>

A List<'T> of the target type containing the converted elements from the current List<'T>.

Type Parameters

TOutput

The type of the elements of the target array.

Exception Condition
ArgumentNullException

converter is null.

The Converter<'TInput, 'TOutput> is a delegate to a method that converts an object to the target type. The elements of the current List<'T> are individually passed to the Converter<'TInput, 'TOutput> delegate, and the converted elements are saved in the new List<'T>.

The current List<'T> remains unchanged.

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

The following example defines a method named PointFToPoint that converts a PointF structure to a Point structure. The example then creates a List<'T> of PointF structures, creates a Converter<PointF, Point> delegate (Converter(Of PointF, Point) in Visual Basic) to represent the PointFToPoint method, and passes the delegate to the ConvertAll<'TOutput> method. The ConvertAll<'TOutput> method passes each element of the input list to the PointFToPoint method and puts the converted elements into a new list of Point structures. Both lists are displayed.

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.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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