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OrderedDictionary::Add Method

Adds an entry with the specified key and value into the OrderedDictionary collection with the lowest available index.

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

virtual void Add(
	Object^ key, 
	Object^ value
) sealed


Type: System::Object

The key of the entry to add.

Type: System::Object

The value of the entry to add. This value can be nullptr.


IDictionary::Add(Object, Object)


The OrderedDictionary collection is read-only.

A key cannot be nullptr, but a value can be.

You can also use the Item property to add new elements by setting the value of a key that does not exist in the OrderedDictionary collection; however, if the specified key already exists in the OrderedDictionary, setting the Item property overwrites the old value. In contrast, the Add method does not modify existing elements.

The following code example demonstrates the creation and population of an OrderedDictionary collection. This code is part of a larger code example that can be viewed at OrderedDictionary.

// Creates and initializes a OrderedDictionary.
OrderedDictionary^ myOrderedDictionary = gcnew OrderedDictionary();
myOrderedDictionary->Add("testKey1", "testValue1");
myOrderedDictionary->Add("testKey2", "testValue2");
myOrderedDictionary->Add("keyToDelete", "valueToDelete");
myOrderedDictionary->Add("testKey3", "testValue3");

ICollection^ keyCollection = myOrderedDictionary->Keys;
ICollection^ valueCollection = myOrderedDictionary->Values;

// Display the contents using the key and value collections
DisplayContents(keyCollection, valueCollection, myOrderedDictionary->Count);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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