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 Overridable Sub TrimToSize

Exception Condition
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.

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("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)
    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.
' 
' 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-

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