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SortedList.Clear Method

Removes all elements from a SortedList object.

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

public virtual void Clear()

Implements

IDictionary.Clear()

ExceptionCondition
NotSupportedException

The SortedList object is read-only.

-or-

The SortedList has a fixed size.

Count is set to zero and references to other objects from elements of the collection are also released.

Capacity remains unchanged. To reset the capacity of the SortedList object, call TrimToSize or set the Capacity property directly. Trimming an empty SortedList sets the capacity of the SortedList to the default capacity.

This method is an O(n) operation, where n is Count.

The following code example shows how to trim the unused portions of a SortedList object and how to clear the values of the SortedList.


using System;
using System.Collections;
public class SamplesSortedList  {

   public static void Main()  {

      // Creates and initializes a new SortedList.
      SortedList mySL = new SortedList();
      mySL.Add( "one", "The" );
      mySL.Add( "two", "quick" );
      mySL.Add( "three", "brown" );
      mySL.Add( "four", "fox" );
      mySL.Add( "five", "jumped" );

      // Displays the count, capacity and values of the SortedList.
      Console.WriteLine( "Initially," );
      Console.WriteLine( "   Count    : {0}", mySL.Count );
      Console.WriteLine( "   Capacity : {0}", mySL.Capacity );
      Console.WriteLine( "   Values:" );
      PrintKeysAndValues( mySL );

      // Trims the SortedList.
      mySL.TrimToSize();

      // Displays the count, capacity and values of the SortedList.
      Console.WriteLine( "After TrimToSize," );
      Console.WriteLine( "   Count    : {0}", mySL.Count );
      Console.WriteLine( "   Capacity : {0}", mySL.Capacity );
      Console.WriteLine( "   Values:" );
      PrintKeysAndValues( mySL );

      // Clears the SortedList.
      mySL.Clear();

      // Displays the count, capacity and values of the SortedList.
      Console.WriteLine( "After Clear," );
      Console.WriteLine( "   Count    : {0}", mySL.Count );
      Console.WriteLine( "   Capacity : {0}", mySL.Capacity );
      Console.WriteLine( "   Values:" );
      PrintKeysAndValues( mySL );

      // Trims the SortedList again.
      mySL.TrimToSize();

      // Displays the count, capacity and values of the SortedList.
      Console.WriteLine( "After the second TrimToSize," );
      Console.WriteLine( "   Count    : {0}", mySL.Count );
      Console.WriteLine( "   Capacity : {0}", mySL.Capacity );
      Console.WriteLine( "   Values:" );
      PrintKeysAndValues( mySL );
   }


   public static void PrintKeysAndValues( SortedList myList )  {
      Console.WriteLine( "\t-KEY-\t-VALUE-" );
      for ( int i = 0; i < myList.Count; i++ )  {
         Console.WriteLine( "\t{0}:\t{1}", myList.GetKey(i), myList.GetByIndex(i) );
      }
      Console.WriteLine();
   }
}
/* 
This code produces the following output.

Initially,
   Count    : 5
   Capacity : 16
   Values:
    -KEY-    -VALUE-
    five:    jumped
    four:    fox
    one:    The
    three:    brown
    two:    quick

After TrimToSize,
   Count    : 5
   Capacity : 5
   Values:
    -KEY-    -VALUE-
    five:    jumped
    four:    fox
    one:    The
    three:    brown
    two:    quick

After Clear,
   Count    : 0
   Capacity : 16
   Values:
    -KEY-    -VALUE-

After the second TrimToSize,
   Count    : 0
   Capacity : 16
   Values:
    -KEY-    -VALUE-
*/ 


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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