StringCollection.RemoveAt Method (Int32)

 

Removes the string at the specified index of the StringCollection.

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

Public Sub RemoveAt (
	index As Integer
)

Parameters

index
Type: System.Int32

The zero-based index of the string to remove.

Exception Condition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

index is less than zero.

-or-

index is equal to or greater than Count.

In collections of contiguous elements, such as lists, the elements that follow the removed element move up to occupy the vacated spot. If the collection is indexed, the indexes of the elements that are moved are also updated. This behavior does not apply to collections where elements are conceptually grouped into buckets, such as a hash table.

This method is an O(n) operation, where n is Count.

The following code example removes elements from the StringCollection.

Imports System
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Collections.Specialized

Public Class SamplesStringCollection   

   Public Shared Sub Main()

      ' Creates and initializes a new StringCollection.
      Dim myCol As New StringCollection()
      Dim myArr() As [String] = {"RED", "orange", "yellow", "RED", "green", "blue", "RED", "indigo", "violet", "RED"}
      myCol.AddRange(myArr)

      Console.WriteLine("Initial contents of the StringCollection:")
      PrintValues(myCol)

      ' Removes one element from the StringCollection.
      myCol.Remove("yellow")

      Console.WriteLine("After removing ""yellow"":")
      PrintValues(myCol)

      ' Removes all occurrences of a value from the StringCollection.
      Dim i As Integer = myCol.IndexOf("RED")
      While i > - 1
         myCol.RemoveAt(i)
         i = myCol.IndexOf("RED")
      End While

      Console.WriteLine("After removing all occurrences of ""RED"":")
      PrintValues(myCol)

      ' Clears the entire collection.
      myCol.Clear()

      Console.WriteLine("After clearing the collection:")
      PrintValues(myCol)

   End Sub 'Main

   Public Shared Sub PrintValues(myCol As IEnumerable)
      Dim obj As [Object]
      For Each obj In  myCol
         Console.WriteLine("   {0}", obj)
      Next obj
      Console.WriteLine()
   End Sub 'PrintValues

End Class 'SamplesStringCollection 


'This code produces the following output.
'
'Initial contents of the StringCollection:
'   RED
'   orange
'   yellow
'   RED
'   green
'   blue
'   RED
'   indigo
'   violet
'   RED
'
'After removing "yellow":
'   RED
'   orange
'   RED
'   green
'   blue
'   RED
'   indigo
'   violet
'   RED
'
'After removing all occurrences of "RED":
'   orange
'   green
'   blue
'   indigo
'   violet
'
'After clearing the collection:
'

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