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BaseGetAllKeys Method

NameObjectCollectionBase.BaseGetAllKeys Method

Returns a String array that contains all the keys in the NameObjectCollectionBase instance.

[Visual Basic]
Protected Function BaseGetAllKeys() As String()
[C#]
protected string[] BaseGetAllKeys();
[C++]
protected: String* BaseGetAllKeys()  __gc[];
[JScript]
protected function BaseGetAllKeys() : String[];

Return Value

A String array that contains all the keys in the NameObjectCollectionBase instance.

Example

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following code example uses BaseGetAllKeys and BaseGetAllValues to get an array of the keys or an array of the values.

[Visual Basic] 
Imports System
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Collections.Specialized

Public Class MyCollection
   Inherits NameObjectCollectionBase

   Private _de As New DictionaryEntry()

   ' Gets a key-and-value pair (DictionaryEntry) using an index.
   Default Public ReadOnly Property Item(index As Integer) As DictionaryEntry
      Get
         _de.Key = Me.BaseGetKey(index)
         _de.Value = Me.BaseGet(index)
         Return _de
      End Get
   End Property

   ' Adds elements from an IDictionary into the new collection.
   Public Sub New(d As IDictionary)
      Dim de As DictionaryEntry
      For Each de In  d
         Me.BaseAdd(CType(de.Key, [String]), de.Value)
      Next de
   End Sub 'New

   ' Gets a String array that contains all the keys in the collection.
   Public ReadOnly Property AllKeys() As [String]()
      Get
         Return Me.BaseGetAllKeys()
      End Get
   End Property

   ' Gets an Object array that contains all the values in the collection.
   Public ReadOnly Property AllValues() As Array
      Get
         Return Me.BaseGetAllValues()
      End Get
   End Property

   ' Gets a String array that contains all the values in the collection.
   Public ReadOnly Property AllStringValues() As [String]()
      Get
         Return CType(Me.BaseGetAllValues(Type.GetType("System.String")), [String]())
      End Get
   End Property

End Class 'MyCollection


Public Class SamplesNameObjectCollectionBase   

   Public Shared Sub Main()

      ' Creates and initializes a new MyCollection instance.
      Dim d = New ListDictionary()
      d.Add("red", "apple")
      d.Add("yellow", "banana")
      d.Add("green", "pear")
      Dim myCol As New MyCollection(d)
      Console.WriteLine("Initial state of the collection (Count = {0}):", myCol.Count)
      PrintKeysAndValues(myCol)

      ' Displays the list of keys.
      Console.WriteLine("The list of keys:")
      Dim s As [String]
      For Each s In  myCol.AllKeys
         Console.WriteLine("   {0}", s)
      Next s

      ' Displays the list of values of type Object.
      Console.WriteLine("The list of values (Object):")
      Dim o As [Object]
      For Each o In  myCol.AllValues
         Console.WriteLine("   {0}", o.ToString())
      Next o

      ' Displays the list of values of type String.
      Console.WriteLine("The list of values (String):")
      For Each s In  myCol.AllValues
         Console.WriteLine("   {0}", s)
      Next s

   End Sub 'Main

   Public Shared Sub PrintKeysAndValues(myCol As MyCollection)
      Dim i As Integer
      For i = 0 To myCol.Count - 1
         Console.WriteLine("[{0}] : {1}, {2}", i, myCol(i).Key, myCol(i).Value)
      Next i
   End Sub 'PrintKeysAndValues

End Class 'SamplesNameObjectCollectionBase 


'This code produces the following output.
'
'Initial state of the collection (Count = 3):
'[0] : red, apple
'[1] : yellow, banana
'[2] : green, pear
'The list of keys:
'   red
'   yellow
'   green
'The list of values (Object):
'   apple
'   banana
'   pear
'The list of values (String):
'   apple
'   banana
'   pear


[C#] 
using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Specialized;

public class MyCollection : NameObjectCollectionBase  {

   private DictionaryEntry _de = new DictionaryEntry();

   // Gets a key-and-value pair (DictionaryEntry) using an index.
   public DictionaryEntry this[ int index ]  {
      get  {
         _de.Key = this.BaseGetKey( index );
         _de.Value = this.BaseGet( index );
         return( _de );
      }
   }

   // Adds elements from an IDictionary into the new collection.
   public MyCollection( IDictionary d )  {
      foreach ( DictionaryEntry de in d )  {
         this.BaseAdd( (String) de.Key, de.Value );
      }
   }

   // Gets a String array that contains all the keys in the collection.
   public String[] AllKeys  {
      get  {
         return( this.BaseGetAllKeys() );
      }
   }

   // Gets an Object array that contains all the values in the collection.
   public Array AllValues  {
      get  {
         return( this.BaseGetAllValues() );
      }
   }

   // Gets a String array that contains all the values in the collection.
   public String[] AllStringValues  {
      get  {
         return( (String[]) this.BaseGetAllValues( Type.GetType( "System.String" ) ) );
      }
   }

}

public class SamplesNameObjectCollectionBase  {

   public static void Main()  {

      // Creates and initializes a new MyCollection instance.
      IDictionary d = new ListDictionary();
      d.Add( "red", "apple" );
      d.Add( "yellow", "banana" );
      d.Add( "green", "pear" );
      MyCollection myCol = new MyCollection( d );
      Console.WriteLine( "Initial state of the collection (Count = {0}):", myCol.Count );
      PrintKeysAndValues( myCol );

      // Displays the list of keys.
      Console.WriteLine( "The list of keys:" );
      foreach ( String s in myCol.AllKeys )  {
         Console.WriteLine( "   {0}", s );
      }

      // Displays the list of values of type Object.
      Console.WriteLine( "The list of values (Object):" );
      foreach ( Object o in myCol.AllValues )  {
         Console.WriteLine( "   {0}", o.ToString() );
      }

      // Displays the list of values of type String.
      Console.WriteLine( "The list of values (String):" );
      foreach ( String s in myCol.AllValues )  {
         Console.WriteLine( "   {0}", s );
      }

   }

   public static void PrintKeysAndValues( MyCollection myCol )  {
      for ( int i = 0; i < myCol.Count; i++ )  {
         Console.WriteLine( "[{0}] : {1}, {2}", i, myCol[i].Key, myCol[i].Value );
      }
   }

}


/*
This code produces the following output.

Initial state of the collection (Count = 3):
[0] : red, apple
[1] : yellow, banana
[2] : green, pear
The list of keys:
   red
   yellow
   green
The list of values (Object):
   apple
   banana
   pear
The list of values (String):
   apple
   banana
   pear

*/

[C++] 
#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <system.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections;
using namespace System::Collections::Specialized;

public __gc class MyCollection : public NameObjectCollectionBase
{
private:
   DictionaryEntry _de;

public:
   // Gets a key-and-value pair (DictionaryEntry) using an index.
   __property DictionaryEntry get_Item( int index )
   {
      _de.Key = this->BaseGetKey(index);
      _de.Value = this->BaseGet(index);
      return(_de);
   }

public:
   // Adds elements from an IDictionary* into the new collection.
   MyCollection(IDictionary* d) 
   {
      IEnumerator* myEnum = d->GetEnumerator();
      while (myEnum->MoveNext()) 
      {
         DictionaryEntry* de = __try_cast<DictionaryEntry*>(myEnum->Current);
         this->BaseAdd(__try_cast<String*>(de->Key), de->Value);
      }
   }

   // Gets a String array that contains all the keys in the collection.
   __property String* get_AllKeys()[]
   {
      return(this->BaseGetAllKeys());
   }

   // Gets an Object array that contains all the values in the collection.
   __property Object* get_AllValues()[]
   {
      return(this->BaseGetAllValues());
   }

   // Gets a String array that contains all the values in the collection.
   __property String* get_AllStringValues()[]
   {
      return((String*[]) this->BaseGetAllValues(Type::GetType(S"System::String")));
   }

};

void PrintKeysAndValues(MyCollection* myCol)
{
   for (int i = 0; i < myCol->Count; i++)
   {
      Console::WriteLine(S"->Item[ {0}] : {1}, {2}", __box(i), myCol->Item[i].Key, myCol->Item[i].Value);
   }
}

int main()
{
   // Creates and initializes a new MyCollection instance.
   IDictionary* d = new ListDictionary();
   d->Add(S"red", S"apple");
   d->Add(S"yellow", S"banana");
   d->Add(S"green", S"pear");
   MyCollection* myCol = new MyCollection(d);
   Console::WriteLine(S"Initial state of the collection (Count = {0}):", __box(myCol->Count));
   PrintKeysAndValues(myCol);

   // Displays the list of keys.
   Console::WriteLine(S"The list of keys:");
   IEnumerator* myEnum1 = myCol->AllKeys->GetEnumerator();
   while (myEnum1->MoveNext())
   {
      String* s = __try_cast<String*>(myEnum1->Current);

      Console::WriteLine(S" {0}", s);
   }

   // Displays the list of values of type Object.
   Console::WriteLine(S"The list of values (Object):");
   IEnumerator* myEnum2 = myCol->AllValues->GetEnumerator();
   while (myEnum2->MoveNext())
   {
      Object* o = __try_cast<Object*>(myEnum2->Current);

      Console::WriteLine(S" {0}", o);
   }

   // Displays the list of values of type String.
   Console::WriteLine(S"The list of values (String):");
   IEnumerator* myEnum3 = myCol->AllValues->GetEnumerator();
   while (myEnum3->MoveNext())
   {
      String* s = __try_cast<String*>(myEnum3->Current);

      Console::WriteLine(S" {0}", s);
   }
}


/*
This code produces the following output.

Initial state of the collection (Count = 3):
[0] : red, apple
[1] : yellow, banana
[2] : green, pear
The list of keys:
   red
   yellow
   green
The list of values (Object):
   apple
   banana
   pear
The list of values (String):
   apple
   banana
   pear

*/

[JScript] No example is available for JScript. To view a Visual Basic, C#, or C++ example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework

See Also

NameObjectCollectionBase Class | NameObjectCollectionBase Members | System.Collections.Specialized Namespace

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