TrimToSize Method

ArrayList::TrimToSize Method ()

 

Sets the capacity to the actual number of elements in the ArrayList.

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

public:
virtual void TrimToSize()

Exception Condition
NotSupportedException

The ArrayList is read-only.

-or-

The ArrayList has a fixed size.

This method can be used to minimize a collection's memory overhead if no new elements will be added to the collection.

To reset a ArrayList to its initial state, call the Clear method before calling TrimToSize. Trimming an empty ArrayList sets the capacity of the ArrayList to the default capacity.

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

The following code example shows how to trim the unused portions of the ArrayList and how to clear the values of the ArrayList.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections;
void PrintValues( IEnumerable^ myList );
int main()
{

   // Creates and initializes a new ArrayList.
   ArrayList^ myAL = gcnew ArrayList;
   myAL->Add( "The" );
   myAL->Add( "quick" );
   myAL->Add( "brown" );
   myAL->Add( "fox" );
   myAL->Add( "jumped" );

   // Displays the count, capacity and values of the ArrayList.
   Console::WriteLine( "Initially," );
   Console::WriteLine( "   Count    : {0}", myAL->Count );
   Console::WriteLine( "   Capacity : {0}", myAL->Capacity );
   Console::Write( "   Values:" );
   PrintValues( myAL );

   // Trim the ArrayList.
   myAL->TrimToSize();

   // Displays the count, capacity and values of the ArrayList.
   Console::WriteLine( "After TrimToSize," );
   Console::WriteLine( "   Count    : {0}", myAL->Count );
   Console::WriteLine( "   Capacity : {0}", myAL->Capacity );
   Console::Write( "   Values:" );
   PrintValues( myAL );

   // Clear the ArrayList.
   myAL->Clear();

   // Displays the count, capacity and values of the ArrayList.
   Console::WriteLine( "After Clear," );
   Console::WriteLine( "   Count    : {0}", myAL->Count );
   Console::WriteLine( "   Capacity : {0}", myAL->Capacity );
   Console::Write( "   Values:" );
   PrintValues( myAL );

   // Trim the ArrayList again.
   myAL->TrimToSize();

   // Displays the count, capacity and values of the ArrayList.
   Console::WriteLine( "After the second TrimToSize," );
   Console::WriteLine( "   Count    : {0}", myAL->Count );
   Console::WriteLine( "   Capacity : {0}", myAL->Capacity );
   Console::Write( "   Values:" );
   PrintValues( myAL );
}

void PrintValues( IEnumerable^ myList )
{
   IEnumerator^ myEnum = myList->GetEnumerator();
   while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
   {
      Object^ obj = safe_cast<Object^>(myEnum->Current);
      Console::Write( "   {0}", obj );
   }

   Console::WriteLine();
}

/* 
 This code produces the following output.

 Initially,
    Count    : 5
    Capacity : 16
    Values:    The    quick    brown    fox    jumped
 After TrimToSize,
    Count    : 5
    Capacity : 5
    Values:    The    quick    brown    fox    jumped
 After Clear,
    Count    : 0
    Capacity : 5
    Values:
 After the second TrimToSize,
    Count    : 0
    Capacity : 16
    Values:
 */

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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