ArrayList.ToArray Method (Type)


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Copies the elements of the ArrayList to a new array of the specified element type.

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

abstract ToArray : 
        type:Type -> Array
override ToArray : 
        type:Type -> Array


Type: System.Type

The element Type of the destination array to create and copy elements to.

Return Value

Type: System.Array

An array of the specified element type containing copies of the elements of the ArrayList.

Exception Condition

type is null.


The type of the source ArrayList cannot be cast automatically to the specified type.

All of the objects in the ArrayList object will be cast to the Type specified in the type parameter.

The elements are copied using Array.Copy, which is an O(n) operation, where n is Count.

The following copy example shows how to copy the elements of an ArrayList to a string array.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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