NameObjectCollectionBase::BaseGetKey Method (Int32)

 

Gets the key of the entry at the specified index of the NameObjectCollectionBase instance.

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

protected:
String^ BaseGetKey(
	int index
)

Parameters

index
Type: System::Int32

The zero-based index of the key to get.

Return Value

Type: System::String^

A String that represents the key of the entry at the specified index.

Exception Condition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

index is outside the valid range of indexes for the collection.

This method is an O(1) operation.

The following code example uses BaseGetKey and BaseGet to get specific keys and values.

#using <System.dll>
using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections;
using namespace System::Collections::Specialized;

public ref class MyCollection : public NameObjectCollectionBase  {

private:
   DictionaryEntry^ _de;

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

   // Gets or sets the value associated with the specified key.
   property Object^ default[ String^ ]  {
      Object^ get(String^ key)  {
         return( this->BaseGet( key ) );
      }
      void set( String^ key, Object^ value )  {
         this->BaseSet( key, value );
      }
   }

   // Adds elements from an IDictionary into the new collection.
   MyCollection( IDictionary^ d )  {

      _de = gcnew DictionaryEntry();

      for each ( DictionaryEntry^ de in d )  {
         this->BaseAdd( (String^) de->Key, de->Value );
      }
   }
};

public ref class SamplesNameObjectCollectionBase  {

public:
   static void Main()  {

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

      // Gets specific keys and values.
      Console::WriteLine( "The key at index 0 is {0}.", myCol[0]->Key );
      Console::WriteLine( "The value at index 0 is {0}.", myCol[0]->Value );
      Console::WriteLine( "The value associated with the key \"green\" is {0}.", myCol["green"] );

   }

   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 );
      }
   }
};

int main()
{
    SamplesNameObjectCollectionBase::Main();
}

/*
This code produces the following output.

Initial state of the collection (Count = 3):
[0] : red, apple
[1] : yellow, banana
[2] : green, pear
The key at index 0 is red.
The value at index 0 is apple.
The value associated with the key "green" is pear.

*/

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