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BitArray::CopyTo Method

Copies the entire BitArray to a compatible one-dimensional Array, starting at the specified index of the target array.

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

public:
virtual void CopyTo(
	Array^ array, 
	int index
) sealed

Parameters

array
Type: System::Array

The one-dimensional Array that is the destination of the elements copied from BitArray. The Array must have zero-based indexing.

index
Type: System::Int32

The zero-based index in array at which copying begins.

Implements

ICollection::CopyTo(Array, Int32)

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

array is nullptr.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

index is less than zero.

ArgumentException

array is multidimensional.

-or-

The number of elements in the source BitArray is greater than the available space from index to the end of the destination array.

InvalidCastException

The type of the source BitArray cannot be cast automatically to the type of the destination array.

The specified array must be of a compatible type. Only bool, int, and byte types of arrays are supported.

This method uses Array::Copy to copy the elements.

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

The following code example shows how to copy a BitArray into a one-dimensional Array.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections;
void PrintValues( IEnumerable^ myArr );
int main()
{
   // Creates and initializes the source BitArray.
   BitArray^ myBA = gcnew BitArray( 4 );
   myBA[ 0 ] = true;
   myBA[ 1 ] = true;
   myBA[ 2 ] = true;
   myBA[ 3 ] = true;

   // Creates and initializes the one-dimensional target Array of type Boolean. 
   array<Boolean>^myBoolArray = gcnew array<Boolean>(8);
   myBoolArray[ 0 ] = false;
   myBoolArray[ 1 ] = false;

   // Displays the values of the target Array.
   Console::WriteLine( "The target Boolean Array contains the following (before and after copying):" );
   PrintValues( dynamic_cast<IEnumerable^>(myBoolArray) );

   // Copies the entire source BitArray to the target BitArray, starting at index 3.
   myBA->CopyTo( myBoolArray, 3 );

   // Displays the values of the target Array.
   PrintValues( dynamic_cast<IEnumerable^>(myBoolArray) );

   // Creates and initializes the one-dimensional target Array of type integer. 
   array<Int32>^myIntArray = gcnew array<Int32>(8);
   myIntArray[ 0 ] = 42;
   myIntArray[ 1 ] = 43;

   // Displays the values of the target Array.
   Console::WriteLine( "The target integer Array contains the following (before and after copying):" );
   PrintValues( dynamic_cast<IEnumerable^>(myIntArray) );

   // Copies the entire source BitArray to the target BitArray, starting at index 3.
   myBA->CopyTo( myIntArray, 3 );

   // Displays the values of the target Array.
   PrintValues( dynamic_cast<IEnumerable^>(myIntArray) );

   // Creates and initializes the one-dimensional target Array of type byte.
   Array^ myByteArray = Array::CreateInstance( Byte::typeid, 8 );
   myByteArray->SetValue( (Byte)10, 0 );
   myByteArray->SetValue( (Byte)11, 1 );

   // Displays the values of the target Array.
   Console::WriteLine( "The target byte Array contains the following (before and after copying):" );
   PrintValues( myByteArray );

   // Copies the entire source BitArray to the target BitArray, starting at index 3.
   myBA->CopyTo( myByteArray, 3 );

   // Displays the values of the target Array.
   PrintValues( myByteArray );

   // Returns an exception if the array is not of type Boolean, integer or byte. 
   try
   {
      Array^ myStringArray = Array::CreateInstance( String::typeid, 8 );
      myStringArray->SetValue( "Hello", 0 );
      myStringArray->SetValue( "World", 1 );
      myBA->CopyTo( myStringArray, 3 );
   }
   catch ( Exception^ myException ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "Exception: {0}", myException );
   }

}

void PrintValues( IEnumerable^ myArr )
{
   IEnumerator^ myEnum = myArr->GetEnumerator();
   while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
   {
      Object^ obj = safe_cast<Object^>(myEnum->Current);
      Console::Write( "{0,8}", obj );
   }

   Console::WriteLine();
}

/* 
 This code produces the following output.

 The target Boolean Array contains the following (before and after copying):
    False   False   False   False   False   False   False   False
    False   False   False    True    True    True    True   False
 The target integer Array contains the following (before and after copying):
       42      43       0       0       0       0       0       0
       42      43       0      15       0       0       0       0
 The target byte Array contains the following (before and after copying):
       10      11       0       0       0       0       0       0
       10      11       0      15       0       0       0       0
 Exception: System.ArgumentException: Only supported array types for CopyTo on BitArrays are Boolean[], Int32[] and Byte[].
    at System.Collections.BitArray.CopyTo(Array array, Int32 index)
    at SamplesBitArray.Main()

 */

.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

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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