Stack.ToArray Method ()

 
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Copies the Stack to a new array.

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

Public Overridable Function ToArray As Object()

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.

Imports System
Imports System.Collections

Public Class SamplesStack    

    Public Shared Sub Main()

        ' Creates and initializes the source Stack.
        Dim mySourceQ As 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.
        Dim myTargetArray As Array = Array.CreateInstance(GetType(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, " "c)

        ' 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, " "c)

        ' Copies the entire source Stack to a new standard array.
        Dim myStandardArray As Object() = mySourceQ.ToArray()

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

    Overloads Public Shared Sub PrintValues(myArr As Array, _
       mySeparator As Char)

        Dim myObj As Object
        For Each myObj In  myArr
            Console.Write("{0}{1}", mySeparator, myObj)
        Next myObj
        Console.WriteLine()
    End Sub

End Class


' 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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