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Generics Sample

This sample shows how to create various generic collections and how to manipulate them.

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This sample illustrates the following concepts:

The sample contains one form. On startup, the form displays two sets of RadioButton controls, four Button controls, and two ListBox controls. The source ListBox control contains the data being stored. The two RadioButton groups control the type of data and type of collection. The buttons perform the clear, load, sort, and reverse tasks. The resulting collection is shown in the target ListBox control. The code for each collection type is organized in a #Region Directive.