SortedList<TKey, TValue>.Values Property


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Gets a collection containing the values in the SortedList<TKey, TValue>.

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

public IList<TValue> Values { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.IList<TValue>

A IList<T> containing the values in the SortedList<TKey, TValue>.

The order of the values in the IList<T> is the same as the order in the SortedList<TKey, TValue>.

The returned IList<T> is not a static copy; instead, the IList<T> refers back to the values in the original SortedList<TKey, TValue>. Therefore, changes to the SortedList<TKey, TValue> continue to be reflected in the IList<T>.

The collection returned by the Values property provides an efficient way to retrieve values by index. It is not necessary to regenerate the list when the property is accessed, because the list is just a wrapper for the internal array of values. The following code shows the use of the Values property for indexed retrieval of values from a sorted list of strings:

string v = mySortedList.Values[3];

Retrieving the value of this property is an O(1) operation.

This code example shows how to enumerate the values in the sorted list using the Values property, and how to enumerate the keys and values in the sorted list.

The example also shows how to use the Values property for efficient indexed retrieval of values.

This code example is part of a larger example provided for the SortedList<TKey, TValue> class.

// To get the values alone, use the Values property.
IList<string> ilistValues = openWith.Values;

// The elements of the list are strongly typed with the 
// type that was specified for the SorteList values.
foreach( string s in ilistValues )
    Console.WriteLine("Value = {0}", s);

// The Values property is an efficient way to retrieve
// values by index.
Console.WriteLine("\nIndexed retrieval using the Values " +
    "property: Values[2] = {0}", openWith.Values[2]);
// When you use foreach to enumerate list elements,
// the elements are retrieved as KeyValuePair objects.
foreach( KeyValuePair<string, string> kvp in openWith )
    Console.WriteLine("Key = {0}, Value = {1}", 
        kvp.Key, kvp.Value);

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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