Array.Reverse Method (Array)

Reverses the sequence of the elements in the entire one-dimensional Array.

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

public static void Reverse(
	Array array


Type: System.Array
The one-dimensional Array to reverse.


array is null.


array is multidimensional.

After a call to this method, the element at myArray[i], where i is any index in the array, moves to myArray[j], where j equals (myArray.Length + myArray.GetLowerBound(0)) - (i - myArray.GetLowerBound(0)) - 1.

This method is an O(n) operation, where n is the Length of array.

The following code example shows how to reverse the sort of the values in an Array.

using System;
public class Example

   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)

      // Creates and initializes a new Array.
      Array myArray = Array.CreateInstance(typeof(String), 9);
      myArray.SetValue("The", 0);
      myArray.SetValue("quick", 1);
      myArray.SetValue("brown", 2);
      myArray.SetValue("fox", 3);
      myArray.SetValue("jumps", 4);
      myArray.SetValue("over", 5);
      myArray.SetValue("the", 6);
      myArray.SetValue("lazy", 7);
      myArray.SetValue("dog", 8);

      // Displays the values of the Array.
      outputBlock.Text += "The Array initially contains the following values:" + "\n";
      PrintIndexAndValues(outputBlock, myArray);

      // Reverses the sort of the values of the Array.

      // Displays the values of the Array.
      outputBlock.Text += "After reversing:" + "\n";
      PrintIndexAndValues(outputBlock, myArray);

   public static void PrintIndexAndValues(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock, Array myArray)
      for (int i = myArray.GetLowerBound(0); i <= myArray.GetUpperBound(0); i++)
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("\t[{0}]:\t{1}", i, myArray.GetValue(i)) + "\n";
This code produces the following output.

The Array initially contains the following values:
    [0]:    The
    [1]:    quick
    [2]:    brown
    [3]:    fox
    [4]:    jumps
    [5]:    over
    [6]:    the
    [7]:    lazy
    [8]:    dog
After reversing:
    [0]:    dog
    [1]:    lazy
    [2]:    the
    [3]:    over
    [4]:    jumps
    [5]:    fox
    [6]:    brown
    [7]:    quick
    [8]:    The


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

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