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SortedList.TrimToSize Method

Sets the capacity to the actual number of elements in a SortedList object.

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

public virtual void TrimToSize()

ExceptionCondition
NotSupportedException

The SortedList object is read-only.

-or-

The SortedList has a fixed size.

This method can be used to minimize a collection's memory overhead if no new elements will be added to the collection.

To reset a SortedList object to its initial state, call the Clear method before calling TrimToSize. 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 its values.

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: 4.6, 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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