ToArray Method

Stack.ToArray Method ()

 

Copies the Stack to a new array.

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

public virtual object[] ToArray()

Return Value

Type: System.Object[]

A new array containing copies of the elements of the Stack.

The elements are copied onto the array in last-in-first-out (LIFO) order, similar to the order of the elements returned by a succession of calls to Pop.

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

The following example shows how to copy a Stack into a one-dimensional array.

using System;
using System.Collections;
public class SamplesStack  {

   public static void Main()  {

      // Creates and initializes the source Stack.
      Stack mySourceQ = new Stack();
      mySourceQ.Push( "barn" );
      mySourceQ.Push( "the" );
      mySourceQ.Push( "in" );
      mySourceQ.Push( "cats" );
      mySourceQ.Push( "napping" );
      mySourceQ.Push( "three" );

      // Creates and initializes the one-dimensional target Array.
      Array myTargetArray=Array.CreateInstance( typeof(String), 15 );
      myTargetArray.SetValue( "The", 0 );
      myTargetArray.SetValue( "quick", 1 );
      myTargetArray.SetValue( "brown", 2 );
      myTargetArray.SetValue( "fox", 3 );
      myTargetArray.SetValue( "jumped", 4 );
      myTargetArray.SetValue( "over", 5 );
      myTargetArray.SetValue( "the", 6 );
      myTargetArray.SetValue( "lazy", 7 );
      myTargetArray.SetValue( "dog", 8 );

      // Displays the values of the target Array.
      Console.WriteLine( "The target Array contains the following (before and after copying):" );
      PrintValues( myTargetArray, ' ' );

      // Copies the entire source Stack to the target Array, starting at index 6.
      mySourceQ.CopyTo( myTargetArray, 6 );

      // Displays the values of the target Array.
      PrintValues( myTargetArray, ' ' );

      // Copies the entire source Stack to a new standard array.
      Object[] myStandardArray = mySourceQ.ToArray();

      // Displays the values of the new standard array.
      Console.WriteLine( "The new standard array contains the following:" );
      PrintValues( myStandardArray, ' ' );

   }


   public static void PrintValues( Array myArr, char mySeparator )  {
      foreach ( Object myObj in myArr )  {
         Console.Write( "{0}{1}", mySeparator, myObj );
      }
      Console.WriteLine();
   }

}


/* 
This code produces the following output.

The target Array contains the following (before and after copying):
 The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog      
 The quick brown fox jumped over three napping cats in the barn   
The new standard array contains the following:
 three napping cats in the barn
*/

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