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ArrayList.RemoveRange Method

Removes a range of elements from the ArrayList.

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

'Declaration
Public Overridable Sub RemoveRange ( _
	index As Integer, _
	count As Integer _
)

Parameters

index
Type: System.Int32

The zero-based starting index of the range of elements to remove.

count
Type: System.Int32

The number of elements to remove.

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.

NotSupportedException

The ArrayList is read-only.

-or-

The ArrayList has a fixed size.

In collections of contiguous elements, such as lists, the elements that follow the removed element move up to occupy the vacated spot. If the collection is indexed, the indexes of the elements that are moved are also updated. This behavior does not apply to collections where elements are conceptually grouped into buckets, such as a hash table.

This method is an O(n) operation, where n is Count.

The following code example shows how to remove elements from the ArrayList.

Imports System
Imports System.Collections
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

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")

        ' Displays the ArrayList.
        Console.WriteLine("The ArrayList initially contains the following:")
        PrintValues(myAL)

        ' Removes the element containing "lazy".
        myAL.Remove("lazy")

        ' Displays the current state of the ArrayList.
        Console.WriteLine("After removing ""lazy"":")
        PrintValues(myAL)

        ' Removes the element at index 5.
        myAL.RemoveAt(5)

        ' Displays the current state of the ArrayList.
        Console.WriteLine("After removing the element at index 5:")
        PrintValues(myAL)

        ' Removes three elements starting at index 4.
        myAL.RemoveRange(4, 3)

        ' Displays the current state of the ArrayList.
        Console.WriteLine("After removing three elements starting at index 4:")
        PrintValues(myAL)
    End Sub 

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

End Class 


' This code produces the following output. 
'  
' The ArrayList initially contains the following: 
'    The   quick   brown   fox   jumped   over   the   lazy   dog 
' After removing "lazy": 
'    The   quick   brown   fox   jumped   over   the   dog 
' After removing the element at index 5: 
'    The   quick   brown   fox   jumped   the   dog 
' After removing three elements starting at index 4: 
'    The   quick   brown   fox

.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

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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