IEnumerator.Current Property

 

Gets the element in the collection at the current position of the enumerator.

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

object Current { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Object

The element in the collection at the current position of the enumerator.

Current is undefined under any of the following conditions:

  • The enumerator is positioned before the first element in the collection, immediately after the enumerator is created. MoveNext must be called to advance the enumerator to the first element of the collection before reading the value of Current.

  • The last call to MoveNext returned false, which indicates the end of the collection.

  • The enumerator is invalidated due to changes made in the collection, such as adding, modifying, or deleting elements.

Current returns the same object until MoveNext is called. MoveNext sets Current to the next element.

The following code example demonstrates the implementation of the IEnumerator interfaces for a custom collection. In this example, Current is not explicitly called, but it is implemented to support the use of foreach (for each in Visual Basic). This code example is part of a larger example for the IEnumerator interface.

// When you implement IEnumerable, you must also implement IEnumerator.
public class PeopleEnum : IEnumerator
{
    public Person[] _people;

    // Enumerators are positioned before the first element
    // until the first MoveNext() call.
    int position = -1;

    public PeopleEnum(Person[] list)
    {
        _people = list;
    }

    public bool MoveNext()
    {
        position++;
        return (position < _people.Length);
    }

    public void Reset()
    {
        position = -1;
    }

    object IEnumerator.Current
    {
        get
        {
            return Current;
        }
    }

    public Person Current
    {
        get
        {
            try
            {
                return _people[position];
            }
            catch (IndexOutOfRangeException)
            {
                throw new InvalidOperationException();
            }
        }
    }
}

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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