Key Property
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DictionaryEntry.Key Property

Gets or sets the key in the key/value pair.

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

public Object Key { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Object
The key in the key/value pair.

The following example demonstrates the Key property. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the DictionaryEntry class.

public void Add(object key, object value) 
{
    // Add the new key/value pair even if this key already exists in the dictionary. 
    if (ItemsInUse == items.Length)
        throw new InvalidOperationException("The dictionary cannot hold any more items.");
    items[ItemsInUse++] = new DictionaryEntry(key, value);
}

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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