OrderedDictionary.Values Property


Gets an ICollection object containing the values in the OrderedDictionary collection.

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

Public ReadOnly Property Values As ICollection

Property Value

Type: System.Collections.ICollection

An ICollection object containing the values in the OrderedDictionary collection.

The returned ICollection object is not a static copy; instead, the ICollection refers back to the values in the original OrderedDictionary collection. Therefore, changes to the OrderedDictionary continue to be reflected in the ICollection.

The following code example demonstrates the creation and population of an OrderedDictionary collection, and then prints the contents to the console. In this example, the Keys and Values properties are passed to a method that displays the contents. This code is part of a larger code example that can be viewed at OrderedDictionary.

' Creates and initializes a OrderedDictionary.
Dim myOrderedDictionary As New OrderedDictionary()
myOrderedDictionary.Add("testKey1", "testValue1")
myOrderedDictionary.Add("testKey2", "testValue2")
myOrderedDictionary.Add("keyToDelete", "valueToDelete")
myOrderedDictionary.Add("testKey3", "testValue3")

Dim keyCollection As ICollection = myOrderedDictionary.Keys
Dim valueCollection As ICollection = myOrderedDictionary.Values

' Display the contents Imports the key and value collections
DisplayContents( _
    keyCollection, valueCollection, myOrderedDictionary.Count)
' Displays the contents of the OrderedDictionary from its keys and values
Public Shared Sub DisplayContents( _
    ByVal keyCollection As ICollection, _
    ByVal valueCollection As ICollection, ByVal dictionarySize As Integer)

    Dim myKeys(dictionarySize) As [String]
    Dim myValues(dictionarySize) As [String]
    keyCollection.CopyTo(myKeys, 0)
    valueCollection.CopyTo(myValues, 0)

    ' Displays the contents of the OrderedDictionary
    Console.WriteLine("   INDEX KEY                       VALUE")
    Dim i As Integer
    For i = 0 To dictionarySize - 1
        Console.WriteLine("   {0,-5} {1,-25} {2}", _
             i, myKeys(i), myValues(i))
    Next i
End Sub

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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