Export (0) Print
Expand All

NameObjectCollectionBase::IsReadOnly Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the NameObjectCollectionBase instance is read-only.

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

protected:
property bool IsReadOnly {
	bool get ();
	void set (bool value);
}

Property Value

Type: System::Boolean
true if the NameObjectCollectionBase instance is read-only; otherwise, false.

A collection that is read-only does not allow the addition, removal, or modification of elements after the collection is created.

A collection that is read-only is simply a collection with a wrapper that prevents modifying the collection; therefore, if changes are made to the underlying collection, the read-only collection reflects those changes.

Retrieving the value of this property is an O(1) operation.

The following code example creates a read-only collection.


#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 );
      }
   }

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

      _de = gcnew DictionaryEntry();

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

   // Adds an entry to the collection.
   void Add( String^ key, Object^ value )  {
      this->BaseAdd( key, value );
   }
};

public ref class SamplesNameObjectCollectionBase  {

public:
   static void Main()  {

      // Creates and initializes a new MyCollection that is read-only.
      IDictionary^ d = gcnew ListDictionary();
      d->Add( "red", "apple" );
      d->Add( "yellow", "banana" );
      d->Add( "green", "pear" );
      MyCollection^ myROCol = gcnew MyCollection( d, true );

      // Tries to add a new item.
      try  {
         myROCol->Add( "blue", "sky" );
      }
      catch ( NotSupportedException^ e )  {
         Console::WriteLine( e->ToString() );
      }

      // Displays the keys and values of the MyCollection.
      Console::WriteLine( "Read-Only Collection:" );
      PrintKeysAndValues( myROCol );
   }

   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.

System.NotSupportedException: Collection is read-only.
   at System.Collections.Specialized.NameObjectCollectionBase.BaseAdd(String name, Object value)
   at SamplesNameObjectCollectionBase.Main()
Read-Only Collection:
[0] : red, apple
[1] : yellow, banana
[2] : green, pear

*/


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

Community Additions

ADD
Show:
© 2015 Microsoft