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ReadOnlyCollection(T).Item Property

Gets the element at the specified index.

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

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Parameters

index
Type: System.Int32

The zero-based index of the element to get.

Property Value

Type: T
The element at the specified index.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

index is less than zero.

-or-

index is equal to or greater than Count.

This property provides the ability to access a specific element in the collection by using the following C# syntax: myCollection[index] (myCollection(index) in Visual Basic).

The C# language uses the this keyword to define the indexers instead of implementing the Item property. Visual Basic implements Item as a default property, which provides the same indexing functionality.

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

The following code example demonstrates several members of the ReadOnlyCollection(T) class. The code example creates a List(T) of strings and adds four dinosaur names to it. The code example then wraps the list in a ReadOnlyCollection(T).

After demonstrating the Count, Contains, Item, and IList.IndexOf members, the code example shows that the ReadOnlyCollection(T) is just a wrapper for the original List(T) by adding a new item to the List(T) and displaying the contents of the ReadOnlyCollection(T).

Finally, the code example creates an array larger than the collection and uses the CopyTo method to insert the elements of the collection into the middle of the array.

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

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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