Hashtable Constructor (Int32, Single)
Initializes a new, empty instance of the Hashtable class using the specified initial capacity and load factor, and the default hash code provider and comparer.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
- Type: System.Int32
The approximate number of elements that the Hashtable object can initially contain.
- Type: System.Single
A number in the range from 0.1 through 1.0 that is multiplied by the default value which provides the best performance. The result is the maximum ratio of elements to buckets.
Specifying the initial capacity eliminates the need to perform a number of resizing operations while adding elements to the Hashtable object. Capacity is automatically increased as required based on the load factor.
The load factor is the maximum ratio of elements to buckets. A smaller load factor means faster lookup at the cost of increased memory consumption. A load factor of 1.0 is the best balance between speed and size.
When the actual load factor reaches the specified load factor, the number of buckets is automatically increased to the smallest prime number that is larger than twice the current number of buckets.
This constructor is an O(n) operation, where n is the capacity parameter.