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Collection(T).Remove Method

Removes the first occurrence of a specific object from the Collection(T).

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

abstract Remove : 
        item:'T -> bool 
override Remove : 
        item:'T -> bool 

Parameters

item
Type: T
The object to remove from the Collection(T). The value can be a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) for reference types.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if item is successfully removed; otherwise, false. This method also returns false if item was not found in the original Collection(T).

Implements

ICollection(T).Remove(T)

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.

Notes to Inheritors

Derived classes can override RemoveItem to change the behavior of this method.

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.

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.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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