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Dictionary<TKey, TValue>.Enumerator.Current Property


Gets the element at the current position of the enumerator.

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

public KeyValuePair<TKey, TValue> Current { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.KeyValuePair<TKeyTValue>

The element in the Dictionary<TKey, TValue> at the current position of the enumerator.

Current is undefined under any of the following conditions:

  • The enumerator is positioned before the first element in the collection, immediately after the enumerator is created. MoveNext must be called to advance the enumerator to the first element of the collection before reading the value of Current.

  • The last call to MoveNext returned false, which indicates the end of the collection.

Current returns the same object until MoveNext is called. MoveNext sets Current to the next element. If the collection is modified between MoveNext and Current, Current returns the element that it is set to, even though the enumerator is invalidated.


For better performance, this property does not throw an exception if the enumerator is positioned before the first element or after the last element. The value of the property is undefined. To get an exception instead, cast the Dictionary<TKey, TValue>.Enumerator to the System.Collections.IEnumerator interface before using it.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.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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