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Insert Method

OrderedDictionary.Insert Method

Inserts a new entry into the OrderedDictionary collection with the specified key and value at the specified index.

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

public void Insert(
	int index,
	Object key,
	Object value


Type: System.Int32

The zero-based index at which the element should be inserted.

Type: System.Object

The key of the entry to add.

Type: System.Object

The value of the entry to add. The value can be null.


IOrderedDictionary.Insert(Int32, Object, Object)


index is out of range.


This collection is read-only.

If the index parameter is equal to the number of entries in the OrderedDictionary collection, the key and value parameters are appended to the end of the collection.

Entries that follow the insertion point move down to accommodate the new entry and the indexes of the moved entries are also updated.

The following code example demonstrates the modification of an OrderedDictionary collection. In this example, the Insert method is used to add a new entry to the beginning of the OrderedDictionary, moving the rest of the entries down. This code is part of a larger code example that can be viewed at OrderedDictionary.

// Modifying the OrderedDictionary 
if (!myOrderedDictionary.IsReadOnly)
    // Insert a new key to the beginning of the OrderedDictionary
    myOrderedDictionary.Insert(0, "insertedKey1", "insertedValue1");

    // Modify the value of the entry with the key "testKey2"
    myOrderedDictionary["testKey2"] = "modifiedValue";

    // Remove the last entry from the OrderedDictionary: "testKey3"
    myOrderedDictionary.RemoveAt(myOrderedDictionary.Count - 1);

    // Remove the "keyToDelete" entry, if it exists
    if (myOrderedDictionary.Contains("keyToDelete"))

.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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