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Dictionary(Of TKey, TValue).ICollection.CopyTo Method

Copies the elements of the ICollection(Of T) to an array, starting at the specified array index.

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

'Declaration
Private Sub CopyTo ( _
	array As Array, _
	index As Integer _
) Implements ICollection.CopyTo
'Usage
Dim instance As Dictionary 
Dim array As Array 
Dim index As Integer 

CType(instance, ICollection).CopyTo(array, _
	index)

Parameters

array
Type: System.Array

The one-dimensional array that is the destination of the elements copied from ICollection(Of T). The array must have zero-based indexing.

index
Type: System.Int32

The zero-based index in array at which copying begins.

Implements

ICollection.CopyTo(Array, Int32)

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

array is Nothing.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

index is less than 0.

ArgumentException

array is multidimensional.

-or-

array does not have zero-based indexing.

-or-

The number of elements in the source ICollection(Of T) is greater than the available space from index to the end of the destination array.

-or-

The type of the source ICollection(Of T) cannot be cast automatically to the type of the destination array.

Each element copied from a Dictionary(Of TKey, TValue) is a KeyValuePair(Of TKey, TValue) structure representing a value and its key.

NoteNote:

If the type of the source ICollection cannot be cast automatically to the type of the destination array, the nongeneric implementations of ICollection.CopyTo throw an InvalidCastException, whereas the generic implementations throw an ArgumentException.

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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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