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Stack::ToArray Method

Copies the Stack to a new array.

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

public:
virtual array<Object^>^ ToArray()

Return Value

Type: array<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 namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections;
void PrintValues( Array^ myArr, char mySeparator );
int main()
{
   // Creates and initializes the source Stack.
   Stack^ mySourceQ = gcnew 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( String::typeid, 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.
   array<Object^>^myStandardArray = mySourceQ->ToArray();

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

void PrintValues( Array^ myArr, char mySeparator )
{
   IEnumerator^ myEnum = myArr->GetEnumerator();
   while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
   {
      Object^ myObj = safe_cast<Object^>(myEnum->Current);
      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
 */


.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.

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