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ArrayList.GetRange Method

Returns an ArrayList which represents a subset of the elements in the source ArrayList.

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

'Declaration
Public Overridable Function GetRange ( _
	index As Integer, _
	count As Integer _
) As ArrayList

Parameters

index
Type: System.Int32

The zero-based ArrayList index at which the range starts.

count
Type: System.Int32

The number of elements in the range.

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.ArrayList
An ArrayList which represents a subset of the elements in the source ArrayList.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

index is less than zero.

-or-

count is less than zero.

ArgumentException

index and count do not denote a valid range of elements in the ArrayList.

This method does not create copies of the elements. The new ArrayList is only a view window into the source ArrayList. However, all subsequent changes to the source ArrayList must be done through this view window ArrayList. If changes are made directly to the source ArrayList, the view window ArrayList is invalidated and any operations on it will return an InvalidOperationException.

This method is an O(1) operation.

The following code example shows how to set and get a range of elements in the ArrayList.

Imports System
Imports System.Collections

Public Class SamplesArrayList

    Public Shared Sub Main()

        ' Creates and initializes a new ArrayList. 
        Dim myAL As New ArrayList()
        myAL.Add("The")
        myAL.Add("quick")
        myAL.Add("brown")
        myAL.Add("fox")
        myAL.Add("jumped")
        myAL.Add("over")
        myAL.Add("the")
        myAL.Add("lazy")
        myAL.Add("dog")

        ' Creates and initializes the source ICollection. 
        Dim mySourceList As New Queue()
        mySourceList.Enqueue("big")
        mySourceList.Enqueue("gray")
        mySourceList.Enqueue("wolf")

        ' Displays the values of five elements starting at index 0. 
        Dim mySubAL As ArrayList = myAL.GetRange(0, 5)
        Console.WriteLine("Index 0 through 4 contains:")
        PrintValues(mySubAL, vbTab)

        ' Replaces the values of five elements starting at index 1 with the values in the ICollection.
        myAL.SetRange(1, mySourceList)

        ' Displays the values of five elements starting at index 0.
        mySubAL = myAL.GetRange(0, 5)
        Console.WriteLine("Index 0 through 4 now contains:")
        PrintValues(mySubAL, vbTab)

    End Sub 'Main

    Public Shared Sub PrintValues(myList As IEnumerable, mySeparator As Char)
        Dim obj As [Object]
        For Each obj In  myList
            Console.Write("{0}{1}", mySeparator, obj)
        Next obj
        Console.WriteLine()
    End Sub 'PrintValues

End Class 'SamplesArrayList 


' This code produces the following output. 
'  
' Index 0 through 4 contains: 
'         The     quick   brown   fox     jumped 
' Index 0 through 4 now contains: 
'         The     big     gray    wolf    jumped

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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