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DictionaryEntry.DictionaryEntry Constructor

Initializes an instance of the DictionaryEntry type with the specified key and value.

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

public DictionaryEntry (
	Object key,
	Object value
public DictionaryEntry (
	Object key, 
	Object value
public function DictionaryEntry (
	key : Object, 
	value : Object
Not applicable.



The object defined in each key/value pair.


The definition associated with key.

Exception typeCondition


key is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) and the .NET Framework version is 1.0 or 1.1.

In the .NET Framework 2.0key can be a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0