BitVector32.CreateSection Method (Int16)

 
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Creates the first BitVector32.Section in a series of sections that contain small integers.

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

Public Shared Function CreateSection (
	maxValue As Short
) As BitVector32.Section

Parameters

maxValue
Type: System.Int16

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

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.

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 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.

Imports System
Imports System.Collections.Specialized

Public Class SamplesBitVector32

   Public Shared Sub Main()

      ' Creates and initializes a BitVector32.
      Dim myBV As New BitVector32(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.
      Dim mySect1 As BitVector32.Section = BitVector32.CreateSection(6)
      Dim mySect2 As BitVector32.Section = BitVector32.CreateSection(3, mySect1)
      Dim mySect3 As BitVector32.Section = BitVector32.CreateSection(1, mySect2)
      Dim mySect4 As BitVector32.Section = BitVector32.CreateSection(15, mySect3)

      ' Displays the values of the sections.
      Console.WriteLine("Initial values:")
      Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Tab + "mySect1: {0}", myBV(mySect1))
      Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Tab + "mySect2: {0}", myBV(mySect2))
      Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Tab + "mySect3: {0}", myBV(mySect3))
      Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Tab + "mySect4: {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(ControlChars.Tab + "Initial:    " + ControlChars.Tab + "{0}", myBV.ToString())
      myBV(mySect1) = 5
      Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Tab + "mySect1 = 5:" + ControlChars.Tab + "{0}", myBV.ToString())
      myBV(mySect2) = 3
      Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Tab + "mySect2 = 3:" + ControlChars.Tab + "{0}", myBV.ToString())
      myBV(mySect3) = 1
      Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Tab + "mySect3 = 1:" + ControlChars.Tab + "{0}", myBV.ToString())
      myBV(mySect4) = 9
      Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Tab + "mySect4 = 9:" + ControlChars.Tab + "{0}", myBV.ToString())

      ' Displays the values of the sections.
      Console.WriteLine("New values:")
      Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Tab + "mySect1: {0}", myBV(mySect1))
      Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Tab + "mySect2: {0}", myBV(mySect2))
      Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Tab + "mySect3: {0}", myBV(mySect3))
      Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Tab + "mySect4: {0}", myBV(mySect4))

   End Sub 'Main 

End Class 'SamplesBitVector32


' 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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