IDictionary.Remove Method

Removes the element with the specified key from the IDictionary object.

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

Sub Remove ( _
	key As Object _


Type: System.Object
The key of the element to remove.


key is Nothing.


The IDictionary object is read-only.


The IDictionary has a fixed size.

If the IDictionary object does not contain an element with the specified key, the IDictionary remains unchanged. No exception is thrown.

The following code example demonstrates how to implement the Remove method. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the IDictionary class.

Public Sub Remove(ByVal key As Object) Implements IDictionary.Remove
   If key = Nothing Then
      Throw New ArgumentNullException("key")
   End If
   ' Try to find the key in the DictionaryEntry array
   Dim index As Integer
   If TryGetIndexOfKey(key, index) Then

      ' If the key is found, slide all the items up.
      Array.Copy(items, index + 1, items, index, (ItemsInUse - index) - 1)
      ItemsInUse = ItemsInUse - 1

      ' If the key is not in the dictionary, just return. 
   End If
End Sub


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

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