Count Property
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ReadOnlyCollectionBase::Count Property

 

Gets the number of elements contained in the ReadOnlyCollectionBase instance.

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

public:
property int Count {
	virtual int get();
}

Property Value

Type: System::Int32

The number of elements contained in the ReadOnlyCollectionBase instance.

Retrieving the value of this property is an O(1) operation.

The following code example implements the ReadOnlyCollectionBase class.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections;
public ref class ROCollection: public ReadOnlyCollectionBase
{
public:
   ROCollection( IList^ sourceList )
   {
      InnerList->AddRange( sourceList );
   }

   property Object^ Item [int]
   {
      Object^ get( int index )
      {
         return (InnerList[ index ]);
      }

   }
   int IndexOf( Object^ value )
   {
      return (InnerList->IndexOf( value ));
   }

   bool Contains( Object^ value )
   {
      return (InnerList->Contains( value ));
   }

};

void PrintIndexAndValues( ROCollection^ myCol );
void PrintValues2( ROCollection^ myCol );
int main()
{
   // Create an ArrayList.
   ArrayList^ myAL = gcnew ArrayList;
   myAL->Add( "red" );
   myAL->Add( "blue" );
   myAL->Add( "yellow" );
   myAL->Add( "green" );
   myAL->Add( "orange" );
   myAL->Add( "purple" );

   // Create a new ROCollection that contains the elements in myAL.
   ROCollection^ myCol = gcnew ROCollection( myAL );

   // Display the contents of the collection using the enumerator.
   Console::WriteLine( "Contents of the collection (using enumerator):" );
   PrintValues2( myCol );

   // Display the contents of the collection using the Count property and the Item property.
   Console::WriteLine( "Contents of the collection (using Count and Item):" );
   PrintIndexAndValues( myCol );

   // Search the collection with Contains and IndexOf.
   Console::WriteLine( "Contains yellow: {0}", myCol->Contains( "yellow" ) );
   Console::WriteLine( "orange is at index {0}.", myCol->IndexOf( "orange" ) );
   Console::WriteLine();
}


// Uses the Count property and the Item property.
void PrintIndexAndValues( ROCollection^ myCol )
{
   for ( int i = 0; i < myCol->Count; i++ )
      Console::WriteLine( "   [{0}]:   {1}", i, myCol->Item[ i ] );
   Console::WriteLine();
}


// Uses the enumerator. 
void PrintValues2( ROCollection^ myCol )
{
   System::Collections::IEnumerator^ myEnumerator = myCol->GetEnumerator();
   while ( myEnumerator->MoveNext() )
      Console::WriteLine( "   {0}", myEnumerator->Current );

   Console::WriteLine();
}

/* 
This code produces the following output.

Contents of the collection (using enumerator):
   red
   blue
   yellow
   green
   orange
   purple

Contents of the collection (using Count and Item):
   [0]:   red
   [1]:   blue
   [2]:   yellow
   [3]:   green
   [4]:   orange
   [5]:   purple

Contains yellow: True
orange is at index 4.

*/

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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