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SortedList.Remove Method

Removes the element with the specified key from a SortedList object.

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

'Declaration
Public Overridable Sub Remove ( _
	key As Object _
)

Parameters

key
Type: System.Object

The key of the element to remove.

Implements

IDictionary.Remove(Object)

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

key is Nothing.

NotSupportedException

The SortedList object is read-only.

-or-

The SortedList has a fixed size.

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

In collections of contiguous elements, such as lists, the elements that follow the removed element move up to occupy the vacated spot. If the collection is indexed, the indexes of the elements that are moved are also updated. This behavior does not apply to collections where elements are conceptually grouped into buckets, such as a hash table.

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

The following code example shows how to remove elements from 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("3c", "dog")
        mySL.Add("2c", "over")
        mySL.Add("1c", "brown")
        mySL.Add("1a", "The")
        mySL.Add("1b", "quick")
        mySL.Add("3a", "the")
        mySL.Add("3b", "lazy")
        mySL.Add("2a", "fox")
        mySL.Add("2b", "jumped")

        ' Displays the SortedList.
        Console.WriteLine("The SortedList initially contains the following:")
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL)

        ' Removes the element with the key "3b".
        mySL.Remove("3b")

        ' Displays the current state of the SortedList.
        Console.WriteLine("After removing ""lazy"":")
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL)

        ' Removes the element at index 5.
        mySL.RemoveAt(5)

        ' Displays the current state of the SortedList.
        Console.WriteLine("After removing the element at index 5:")
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL)
    End Sub 


    Public Shared Sub PrintKeysAndValues(myList As SortedList)
        Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Tab & "-KEY-" & ControlChars.Tab & _
           "-VALUE-")
        Dim i As Integer 
        For i = 0 To myList.Count - 1
            Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Tab & "{0}:" & ControlChars.Tab & _
               "{1}", myList.GetKey(i), myList.GetByIndex(i))
        Next i
        Console.WriteLine()
    End Sub 
End Class 

' This code produces the following output. 
'  
' The SortedList initially contains the following: 
'     -KEY-    -VALUE- 
'     1a:    The 
'     1b:    quick 
'     1c:    brown 
'     2a:    fox 
'     2b:    jumped 
'     2c:    over 
'     3a:    the 
'     3b:    lazy 
'     3c:    dog 
'  
' After removing "lazy": 
'     -KEY-    -VALUE- 
'     1a:    The 
'     1b:    quick 
'     1c:    brown 
'     2a:    fox 
'     2b:    jumped 
'     2c:    over 
'     3a:    the 
'     3c:    dog 
'  
' After removing the element at index 5: 
'     -KEY-    -VALUE- 
'     1a:    The 
'     1b:    quick 
'     1c:    brown 
'     2a:    fox 
'     2b:    jumped 
'     3a:    the 
'     3c:    dog 

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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