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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
)

Parameters

array
Type: System.Array

The one-dimensional Array to reverse.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

array is null.

RankException

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.

As the following example shows, the Reverse method can be used to reverse a jagged array. It initializes a jagged array with one element for each month of the current year in the current culture's calendar. Each element contains an array with as many elements as that month has days. The example displays the contents of the array, calls the Reverse method, and then displays the contents of the reversed array.

using System;
using System.Globalization;

public class Example
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      int nMonths = DateTimeFormatInfo.CurrentInfo.Calendar.GetMonthsInYear(DateTime.Now.Year);
      int[][] months = new int[nMonths][];

      // Populate elements with number of days in month. 
      for (int ctr = 0; ctr <= months.GetUpperBound(0); ctr++) {
         int daysInMonth = DateTime.DaysInMonth(DateTime.Now.Year, ctr + 1);
         months[ctr] = new int[daysInMonth] ;
         for (int ctr2 = 1; ctr2 <= daysInMonth; ctr2++)
            months[ctr][ctr2 - 1] = ctr2;

      }

      foreach (var month in months) {
         foreach (var day in month)
            Console.Write("{0} ", day);

         Console.WriteLine();
      }
      Console.WriteLine();

      Console.WriteLine("About to reverse array.\n");
      Array.Reverse(months);

      foreach (var month in months) {
         foreach (var day in month)
            Console.Write("{0} ", day);

         Console.WriteLine();
      }
   }
}
// The example displays output similar to the following: 
//    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 
//    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 
//    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 
//    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 
//    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 
//    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 
//    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 
//    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 
//    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 
//    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 
//    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 
//    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 
//     
//    About to reverse array. 
//     
//    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 
//    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 
//    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 
//    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 
//    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 
//    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 
//    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 
//    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 
//    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 
//    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 
//    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 
//    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

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

using System;
public class SamplesArray  {

   public static void Main()  {

      // 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.
      Console.WriteLine( "The Array initially contains the following values:" );
      PrintIndexAndValues( myArray );

      // Reverses the sort of the values of the Array.
      Array.Reverse( myArray );

      // Displays the values of the Array.
      Console.WriteLine( "After reversing:" );
      PrintIndexAndValues( myArray );
   }


   public static void PrintIndexAndValues( Array myArray )  {
      for ( int i = myArray.GetLowerBound(0); i <= myArray.GetUpperBound(0); i++ )
         Console.WriteLine( "\t[{0}]:\t{1}", i, myArray.GetValue( i ) );
   }
}
/* 
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
*/

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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