Collection<T>::IndexOf Method (T)

 

Searches for the specified object and returns the zero-based index of the first occurrence within the entire Collection<T>.

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

public:
virtual int IndexOf(
	T item
) sealed

Parameters

item
Type: T

The object to locate in the List<T>. The value can be null for reference types.

Return Value

Type: System::Int32

The zero-based index of the first occurrence of item within the entire Collection<T>, if found; otherwise, -1.

The Collection<T> is searched forward starting at the first element and ending at the last element.

This method determines equality using the default equality comparer EqualityComparer<T>::Default for T, the type of values in the list.

This method performs a linear search; therefore, the average execution time is proportional to Count. That is, this method is an O(n) operation, where n is Count.

The following code example demonstrates many of the properties and methods of Collection<T>. The code example creates a collection of strings, uses the Add method to add several strings, displays the Count, and lists the strings. The example uses the IndexOf method to find the index of a string and the Contains method to determine whether a string is in the collection. The example inserts a string using the Insert method and retrieves and sets strings using the default Item property (the indexer in C#). The example removes strings by string identity using the Remove method and by index using the RemoveAt method. Finally, the Clear method is used to clear all strings from the collection.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections::Generic;
using namespace System::Collections::ObjectModel;

public ref class Demo
{
public:
    static void Main()
    {
        Collection<String^>^ dinosaurs = gcnew Collection<String^>();

        dinosaurs->Add("Psitticosaurus");
        dinosaurs->Add("Caudipteryx");
        dinosaurs->Add("Compsognathus");
        dinosaurs->Add("Muttaburrasaurus");

        Console::WriteLine("{0} dinosaurs:", dinosaurs->Count);
        Display(dinosaurs);

        Console::WriteLine("\nIndexOf(\"Muttaburrasaurus\"): {0}",
            dinosaurs->IndexOf("Muttaburrasaurus"));

        Console::WriteLine("\nContains(\"Caudipteryx\"): {0}",
            dinosaurs->Contains("Caudipteryx"));

        Console::WriteLine("\nInsert(2, \"Nanotyrannus\")");
        dinosaurs->Insert(2, "Nanotyrannus");
        Display(dinosaurs);

        Console::WriteLine("\ndinosaurs[2]: {0}", dinosaurs[2]);

        Console::WriteLine("\ndinosaurs[2] = \"Microraptor\"");
        dinosaurs[2] = "Microraptor";
        Display(dinosaurs);

        Console::WriteLine("\nRemove(\"Microraptor\")");
        dinosaurs->Remove("Microraptor");
        Display(dinosaurs);

        Console::WriteLine("\nRemoveAt(0)");
        dinosaurs->RemoveAt(0);
        Display(dinosaurs);

        Console::WriteLine("\ndinosaurs.Clear()");
        dinosaurs->Clear();
        Console::WriteLine("Count: {0}", dinosaurs->Count);
    }

private:
    static void Display(Collection<String^>^ cs)
    {
        Console::WriteLine();
        for each( String^ item in cs )
        {
            Console::WriteLine(item);
        }
    }
};

int main()
{
    Demo::Main();
}

/* This code example produces the following output:

4 dinosaurs:

Psitticosaurus
Caudipteryx
Compsognathus
Muttaburrasaurus

IndexOf("Muttaburrasaurus"): 3

Contains("Caudipteryx"): True

Insert(2, "Nanotyrannus")

Psitticosaurus
Caudipteryx
Nanotyrannus
Compsognathus
Muttaburrasaurus

dinosaurs[2]: Nanotyrannus

dinosaurs[2] = "Microraptor"

Psitticosaurus
Caudipteryx
Microraptor
Compsognathus
Muttaburrasaurus

Remove("Microraptor")

Psitticosaurus
Caudipteryx
Compsognathus
Muttaburrasaurus

RemoveAt(0)

Caudipteryx
Compsognathus
Muttaburrasaurus

dinosaurs.Clear()
Count: 0
 */

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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