ToArray Method
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Stack.ToArray Method

Copies the Stack to a new array.

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

'Declaration
Public Overridable Function ToArray As Object()
'Usage
Dim instance As Stack
Dim returnValue As Object()

returnValue = instance.ToArray
public Object[] ToArray ()
public function ToArray () : Object[]
Not applicable.

Return Value

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 


import System.*;
import System.Collections.*;

public class SamplesStack
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // 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(String.class.ToType(), 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, ' ');
    } //main

    public static void PrintValues(Array myArr, char mySeparator)
    {
        IEnumerator objEnum = myArr.GetEnumerator();
        while (objEnum.MoveNext()) {
            Console.Write("{0}{1}", 
                System.Convert.ToString(mySeparator), 
                System.Convert.ToString(objEnum.get_Current()));
        }
        Console.WriteLine();
    } //PrintValues

} //SamplesStack

/* 
 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
 */

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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