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ListDictionary Constructor

.NET Framework 1.1

Initializes a new instance of the ListDictionary class.

Overload List

Creates an empty ListDictionary using the default comparer.

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

[Visual Basic] Public Sub New()
[C#] public ListDictionary();
[C++] public: ListDictionary();
[JScript] public function ListDictionary();

Creates an empty ListDictionary using the specified comparer.

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

[Visual Basic] Public Sub New(IComparer)
[C#] public ListDictionary(IComparer);
[C++] public: ListDictionary(IComparer*);
[JScript] public function ListDictionary(IComparer);

Example

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following code example demonstrates several of the properties and methods of ListDictionary.

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] Note   This example shows how to use one of the overloaded versions of the ListDictionary constructor. For other examples that might be available, see the individual overload topics.
[Visual Basic] 
Imports System
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Collections.Specialized

Public Class SamplesListDictionary   

   Public Shared Sub Main()

      ' Creates and initializes a new ListDictionary.
      Dim myCol As New ListDictionary()
      myCol.Add("Braeburn Apples", "1.49")
      myCol.Add("Fuji Apples", "1.29")
      myCol.Add("Gala Apples", "1.49")
      myCol.Add("Golden Delicious Apples", "1.29")
      myCol.Add("Granny Smith Apples", "0.89")
      myCol.Add("Red Delicious Apples", "0.99")

      ' Displays the values in the ListDictionary in three different ways.
      Console.WriteLine("Displays the elements using for each:")
      PrintKeysAndValues(myCol)
      Console.WriteLine("Displays the elements using the IDictionaryEnumerator:")
      PrintKeysAndValues2(myCol)
      Console.WriteLine("Displays the elements using the Keys, Values, Count, and indexer properties:")
      PrintKeysAndValues3(myCol)

      ' Copies the ListDictionary to an array with DictionaryEntry elements.
      Dim myArr(myCol.Count) As DictionaryEntry
      myCol.CopyTo(myArr, 0)

      ' Displays the values in the array.
      Console.WriteLine("Displays the elements in the array:")
      Console.WriteLine("   KEY                       VALUE")
      Dim i As Integer
      For i = 0 To myArr.Length - 1
         Console.WriteLine("   {0,-25} {1}", myArr(i).Key, myArr(i).Value)
      Next i
      Console.WriteLine()

      ' Searches for a key.
      If myCol.Contains("Kiwis") Then
         Console.WriteLine("The collection contains the key ""Kiwis"".")
      Else
         Console.WriteLine("The collection does not contain the key ""Kiwis"".")
      End If
      Console.WriteLine()

      ' Deletes a key.
      myCol.Remove("Plums")
      Console.WriteLine("The collection contains the following elements after removing ""Plums"":")
      PrintKeysAndValues(myCol)

      ' Clears the entire collection.
      myCol.Clear()
      Console.WriteLine("The collection contains the following elements after it is cleared:")
      PrintKeysAndValues(myCol)

   End Sub 'Main

   Public Shared Sub PrintKeysAndValues(myCol As IDictionary)

      Console.WriteLine("   KEY                       VALUE")
      Dim de As DictionaryEntry
      For Each de In  myCol
         Console.WriteLine("   {0,-25} {1}", de.Key, de.Value)
      Next de
      Console.WriteLine()

   End Sub 'PrintKeysAndValues

   Public Shared Sub PrintKeysAndValues2(myCol As IDictionary)
      Dim myEnumerator As IDictionaryEnumerator = myCol.GetEnumerator()

      Console.WriteLine("   KEY                       VALUE")
      While myEnumerator.MoveNext()
         Console.WriteLine("   {0,-25} {1}", myEnumerator.Key, myEnumerator.Value)
      End While
      Console.WriteLine()

   End Sub 'PrintKeysAndValues2

   Public Shared Sub PrintKeysAndValues3(myCol As ListDictionary)
      Dim myKeys(myCol.Count) As [String]
      myCol.Keys.CopyTo(myKeys, 0)

      Console.WriteLine("   INDEX KEY                       VALUE")
      Dim i As Integer
      For i = 0 To myCol.Count - 1
         Console.WriteLine("   {0,-5} {1,-25} {2}", i, myKeys(i), myCol(myKeys(i)))
      Next i
      Console.WriteLine()

   End Sub 'PrintKeysAndValues3

End Class 'SamplesListDictionary 


'This code produces the following output.
'
'Displays the elements using for each:
'   KEY                       VALUE
'   Braeburn Apples           1.49
'   Fuji Apples               1.29
'   Gala Apples               1.49
'   Golden Delicious Apples   1.29
'   Granny Smith Apples       0.89
'   Red Delicious Apples      0.99
'
'Displays the elements using the IDictionaryEnumerator:
'   KEY                       VALUE
'   Braeburn Apples           1.49
'   Fuji Apples               1.29
'   Gala Apples               1.49
'   Golden Delicious Apples   1.29
'   Granny Smith Apples       0.89
'   Red Delicious Apples      0.99
'
'Displays the elements using the Keys, Values, Count, and indexer properties:
'   INDEX KEY                       VALUE
'   0     Braeburn Apples           1.49
'   1     Fuji Apples               1.29
'   2     Gala Apples               1.49
'   3     Golden Delicious Apples   1.29
'   4     Granny Smith Apples       0.89
'   5     Red Delicious Apples      0.99
'
'Displays the elements in the array:
'   KEY                       VALUE
'   Braeburn Apples           1.49
'   Fuji Apples               1.29
'   Gala Apples               1.49
'   Golden Delicious Apples   1.29
'   Granny Smith Apples       0.89
'   Red Delicious Apples      0.99
'
'The collection does not contain the key "Kiwis".
'
'The collection contains the following elements after removing "Plums":
'   KEY                       VALUE
'   Braeburn Apples           1.49
'   Fuji Apples               1.29
'   Gala Apples               1.49
'   Golden Delicious Apples   1.29
'   Granny Smith Apples       0.89
'   Red Delicious Apples      0.99
'
'The collection contains the following elements after it is cleared:
'   KEY                       VALUE
'


[C#] 
using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Specialized;

public class SamplesListDictionary  {

   public static void Main()  {

      // Creates and initializes a new ListDictionary.
      ListDictionary myCol = new ListDictionary();
      myCol.Add( "Braeburn Apples", "1.49" );
      myCol.Add( "Fuji Apples", "1.29" );
      myCol.Add( "Gala Apples", "1.49" );
      myCol.Add( "Golden Delicious Apples", "1.29" );
      myCol.Add( "Granny Smith Apples", "0.89" );
      myCol.Add( "Red Delicious Apples", "0.99" );

      // Displays the values in the ListDictionary in three different ways.
      Console.WriteLine( "Displays the elements using foreach:" );
      PrintKeysAndValues( myCol );
      Console.WriteLine( "Displays the elements using the IDictionaryEnumerator:" );
      PrintKeysAndValues2( myCol );
      Console.WriteLine( "Displays the elements using the Keys, Values, Count, and indexer properties:" );
      PrintKeysAndValues3( myCol );

      // Copies the ListDictionary to an array with DictionaryEntry elements.
      DictionaryEntry[] myArr = new DictionaryEntry[myCol.Count];
      myCol.CopyTo( myArr, 0 );

      // Displays the values in the array.
      Console.WriteLine( "Displays the elements in the array:" );
      Console.WriteLine( "   KEY                       VALUE" );
      for ( int i = 0; i < myArr.Length; i++ )
         Console.WriteLine( "   {0,-25} {1}", myArr[i].Key, myArr[i].Value );
      Console.WriteLine();

      // Searches for a key.
      if ( myCol.Contains( "Kiwis" ) )
         Console.WriteLine( "The collection contains the key \"Kiwis\"." );
      else
         Console.WriteLine( "The collection does not contain the key \"Kiwis\"." );
      Console.WriteLine();

      // Deletes a key.
      myCol.Remove( "Plums" );
      Console.WriteLine( "The collection contains the following elements after removing \"Plums\":" );
      PrintKeysAndValues( myCol );

      // Clears the entire collection.
      myCol.Clear();
      Console.WriteLine( "The collection contains the following elements after it is cleared:" );
      PrintKeysAndValues( myCol );

   }

   public static void PrintKeysAndValues( IDictionary myCol )  {
      Console.WriteLine( "   KEY                       VALUE" );
      foreach ( DictionaryEntry de in myCol )
         Console.WriteLine( "   {0,-25} {1}", de.Key, de.Value );
      Console.WriteLine();
   }

   public static void PrintKeysAndValues2( IDictionary myCol )  {
      IDictionaryEnumerator myEnumerator = myCol.GetEnumerator();
      Console.WriteLine( "   KEY                       VALUE" );
      while ( myEnumerator.MoveNext() )
         Console.WriteLine( "   {0,-25} {1}", myEnumerator.Key, myEnumerator.Value );
      Console.WriteLine();
   }

   public static void PrintKeysAndValues3( ListDictionary myCol )  {
      String[] myKeys = new String[myCol.Count];
      myCol.Keys.CopyTo( myKeys, 0 );

      Console.WriteLine( "   INDEX KEY                       VALUE" );
      for ( int i = 0; i < myCol.Count; i++ )
         Console.WriteLine( "   {0,-5} {1,-25} {2}", i, myKeys[i], myCol[myKeys[i]] );
      Console.WriteLine();
   }

}

/*
This code produces the following output.

Displays the elements using foreach:
   KEY                       VALUE
   Braeburn Apples           1.49
   Fuji Apples               1.29
   Gala Apples               1.49
   Golden Delicious Apples   1.29
   Granny Smith Apples       0.89
   Red Delicious Apples      0.99

Displays the elements using the IDictionaryEnumerator:
   KEY                       VALUE
   Braeburn Apples           1.49
   Fuji Apples               1.29
   Gala Apples               1.49
   Golden Delicious Apples   1.29
   Granny Smith Apples       0.89
   Red Delicious Apples      0.99

Displays the elements using the Keys, Values, Count, and indexer properties:
   INDEX KEY                       VALUE
   0     Braeburn Apples           1.49
   1     Fuji Apples               1.29
   2     Gala Apples               1.49
   3     Golden Delicious Apples   1.29
   4     Granny Smith Apples       0.89
   5     Red Delicious Apples      0.99

Displays the elements in the array:
   KEY                       VALUE
   Braeburn Apples           1.49
   Fuji Apples               1.29
   Gala Apples               1.49
   Golden Delicious Apples   1.29
   Granny Smith Apples       0.89
   Red Delicious Apples      0.99

The collection does not contain the key "Kiwis".

The collection contains the following elements after removing "Plums":
   KEY                       VALUE
   Braeburn Apples           1.49
   Fuji Apples               1.29
   Gala Apples               1.49
   Golden Delicious Apples   1.29
   Granny Smith Apples       0.89
   Red Delicious Apples      0.99

The collection contains the following elements after it is cleared:
   KEY                       VALUE

*/

[C++] 
#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <System.dll>
using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections;
using namespace System::Collections::Specialized;

void PrintKeysAndValues( IDictionary* myCol )  {
      Console::WriteLine( S"   KEY                       VALUE" );
      IEnumerator* myEnum = myCol->GetEnumerator();
      while (myEnum->MoveNext())
      {
          DictionaryEntry de = *__try_cast<DictionaryEntry*>(myEnum->Current);
         Console::WriteLine( S"   {0,-25} {1}", de.Key, de.Value );
      }
      Console::WriteLine();
   }

void PrintKeysAndValues2( IDictionary* myCol )  {
      IDictionaryEnumerator* myEnumerator = myCol->GetEnumerator();
      Console::WriteLine( S"   KEY                       VALUE" );
      while ( myEnumerator->MoveNext() )
         Console::WriteLine( S"   {0,-25} {1}", myEnumerator->Key, myEnumerator->Value );
      Console::WriteLine();
   }

void PrintKeysAndValues3( ListDictionary* myCol )  {
      String* myKeys[] = new String*[myCol->Count];
      myCol->Keys->CopyTo( myKeys, 0 );

      Console::WriteLine( S"   INDEX KEY                       VALUE" );
      for ( int i = 0; i < myCol->Count; i++ )
         Console::WriteLine( S"   {0,-5} {1,-25} {2}", __box(i), myKeys->Item[i], myCol->Item[myKeys[i]] );
      Console::WriteLine();
   }

   int main()  {

      // Creates and initializes a new ListDictionary.
      ListDictionary* myCol = new ListDictionary();
      myCol->Add( S"Braeburn Apples", S"1.49" );
      myCol->Add( S"Fuji Apples", S"1.29" );
      myCol->Add( S"Gala Apples", S"1.49" );
      myCol->Add( S"Golden Delicious Apples", S"1.29" );
      myCol->Add( S"Granny Smith Apples", S"0.89" );
      myCol->Add( S"Red Delicious Apples", S"0.99" );

      // Displays the values in the ListDictionary in three different ways.
      Console::WriteLine( S"Displays the elements using foreach:" );
      PrintKeysAndValues( myCol );
      Console::WriteLine( S"Displays the elements using the IDictionaryEnumerator:" );
      PrintKeysAndValues2( myCol );
      Console::WriteLine( S"Displays the elements using the Keys, Values, Count, and indexer properties:" );
      PrintKeysAndValues3( myCol );

      // Copies the ListDictionary to an array with DictionaryEntry elements.
      DictionaryEntry myArr[] = new DictionaryEntry[myCol->Count];
      myCol->CopyTo( myArr, 0 );

      // Displays the values in the array.
      Console::WriteLine( S"Displays the elements in the array:" );
      Console::WriteLine( S"   KEY                       VALUE" );
      for ( int i = 0; i < myArr->Length; i++ )
         Console::WriteLine( S"   {0,-25} {1}", myArr[i].Key, myArr[i].Value );
      Console::WriteLine();

      // Searches for a key.
      if ( myCol->Contains( S"Kiwis" ) )
         Console::WriteLine( S"The collection contains the key \"Kiwis\"." );
      else
         Console::WriteLine( S"The collection does not contain the key \"Kiwis\"." );
      Console::WriteLine();

      // Deletes a key.
      myCol->Remove( S"Plums" );
      Console::WriteLine( S"The collection contains the following elements after removing \"Plums\":" );
      PrintKeysAndValues( myCol );

      // Clears the entire collection.
      myCol->Clear();
      Console::WriteLine( S"The collection contains the following elements after it is cleared:" );
      PrintKeysAndValues( myCol );

   }

/*
This code produces the following output.

Displays the elements using foreach:
   KEY                       VALUE
   Braeburn Apples           1.49
   Fuji Apples               1.29
   Gala Apples               1.49
   Golden Delicious Apples   1.29
   Granny Smith Apples       0.89
   Red Delicious Apples      0.99

Displays the elements using the IDictionaryEnumerator:
   KEY                       VALUE
   Braeburn Apples           1.49
   Fuji Apples               1.29
   Gala Apples               1.49
   Golden Delicious Apples   1.29
   Granny Smith Apples       0.89
   Red Delicious Apples      0.99

Displays the elements using the Keys, Values, Count, and indexer properties:
   INDEX KEY                       VALUE
   0     Braeburn Apples           1.49
   1     Fuji Apples               1.29
   2     Gala Apples               1.49
   3     Golden Delicious Apples   1.29
   4     Granny Smith Apples       0.89
   5     Red Delicious Apples      0.99

Displays the elements in the array:
   KEY                       VALUE
   Braeburn Apples           1.49
   Fuji Apples               1.29
   Gala Apples               1.49
   Golden Delicious Apples   1.29
   Granny Smith Apples       0.89
   Red Delicious Apples      0.99

The collection does not contain the key "Kiwis".

The collection contains the following elements after removing "Plums":
   KEY                       VALUE
   Braeburn Apples           1.49
   Fuji Apples               1.29
   Gala Apples               1.49
   Golden Delicious Apples   1.29
   Granny Smith Apples       0.89
   Red Delicious Apples      0.99

The collection contains the following elements after it is cleared:
   KEY                       VALUE

*/

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See Also

ListDictionary Class | ListDictionary Members | System.Collections.Specialized Namespace

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