Array::ConvertAll<TInput, TOutput> Method

Converts an array of one type to an array of another type.

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

generic<typename TInput, typename TOutput>
static array<TOutput>^ ConvertAll(
	array<TInput>^ array, 
	Converter<TInput, TOutput>^ converter

Type Parameters


The type of the elements of the source array.


The type of the elements of the target array.


Type: array<TInput>

The one-dimensional, zero-based Array to convert to a target type.

Type: System::Converter<TInput, TOutput>

A Converter<TInput, TOutput> that converts each element from one type to another type.

Return Value

Type: array<TOutput>
An array of the target type containing the converted elements from the source array.


array is nullptr.


converter is nullptr.

The Converter<TInput, TOutput> is a delegate to a method that converts an object to the target type. The elements of array are individually passed to the Converter<TInput, TOutput>, and the converted elements are saved in the new array.

The source array remains unchanged.

This method is an O(n) operation, where n is the Length of array.

The following code example defines a method named PointFToPoint that converts a PointF structure to a Point structure. The example then creates an array of PointF structures, creates a Converter<PointF, Point> delegate (Converter(Of PointF, Point) in Visual Basic) to represent the PointFToPoint method, and passes the delegate to the ConvertAll<TInput, TOutput> method. The ConvertAll<TInput, TOutput> method passes each element of the input list to the PointFToPoint method and puts the converted elements into a new list of Point structures. Both lists are displayed.

#using <System.Drawing.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Drawing;
using namespace System::Collections::Generic;

Point PointFToPoint(PointF pf)
    return Point((int) pf.X, (int) pf.Y);

void main()
    // Create an array of PointF objects. 
    array<PointF>^ apf = {
        PointF(27.8F, 32.62F),
        PointF(99.3F, 147.273F),
        PointF(7.5F, 1412.2F) };

    // Display each element in the PointF array.
    for each(PointF p in apf)

    // Convert each PointF element to a Point object. 
    array<Point>^ ap = 
            gcnew Converter<PointF, Point>(PointFToPoint)

    // Display each element in the Point array.
    for each(Point p in ap)

/* This code example produces the following output:

{X=27.8, Y=32.62}
{X=99.3, Y=147.273}
{X=7.5, Y=1412.2}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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