SortedList.GetKeyList Method ()


Gets the keys in a SortedList object.

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

Public Overridable Function GetKeyList As IList

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.IList

An IList object containing the keys in the SortedList object.

The returned IList object is a read-only view of the keys of the SortedList object. Modifications made to the underlying SortedList are immediately reflected in the IList.

The elements of the returned IList are sorted in the same order as the keys of the SortedList.

This method is similar to the Keys property, but returns an IList object instead of an ICollection object.

This method is an O(1) operation.

The following code example shows how to get one or all the keys or values in a SortedList object.

Imports System
Imports System.Collections
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

Public Class SamplesSortedList

    Public Shared Sub Main()

        ' Creates and initializes a new SortedList.
        Dim mySL As New SortedList()
        mySL.Add(1.3, "fox")
        mySL.Add(1.4, "jumped")
        mySL.Add(1.5, "over")
        mySL.Add(1.2, "brown")
        mySL.Add(1.1, "quick")
        mySL.Add(1.0, "The")
        mySL.Add(1.6, "the")
        mySL.Add(1.8, "dog")
        mySL.Add(1.7, "lazy")

        ' Gets the key and the value based on the index.
        Dim myIndex As Integer = 3
        Console.WriteLine("The key   at index {0} is {1}.", myIndex, _
        Console.WriteLine("The value at index {0} is {1}.", myIndex, _

        ' Gets the list of keys and the list of values.
        Dim myKeyList As IList = mySL.GetKeyList()
        Dim myValueList As IList = mySL.GetValueList()

        ' Prints the keys in the first column and the values in the second column.
        Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Tab & "-KEY-" & ControlChars.Tab & _
        Dim i As Integer
        For i = 0 To mySL.Count - 1
            Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Tab & "{0}" & ControlChars.Tab & _
               "{1}", myKeyList(i), myValueList(i))
        Next i
    End Sub
End Class

' This code produces the following output.
' The key   at index 3 is 1.3.
' The value at index 3 is fox.
'     -KEY-    -VALUE-
'     1    The
'     1.1    quick
'     1.2    brown
'     1.3    fox
'     1.4    jumped
'     1.5    over
'     1.6    the
'     1.7    lazy
'     1.8    dog

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