IOrderedDictionary::Item Property (Int32)

 

Gets or sets the element at the specified index.

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

property Object^ default[
	int index
] {
	Object^ get(int index);
	void set(int index, Object^ value);
}

Parameters

index
Type: System::Int32

The zero-based index of the element to get or set.

Property Value

Type: System::Object^

The element at the specified index.

Exception Condition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

index is less than 0.

-or-

index is equal to or greater than Count.

IOrderedDictionary accepts null as a valid value and allows duplicate elements.

The C# language uses the keyword to define the indexers instead of implementing the Item property. Visual Basic implements Item as a default property, which provides the same indexing functionality.

This property allows you to access a specific element in the collection by using the following syntax:

obj = myOrderedDictionary[index];

The following code example demonstrates the implementation of a simple IOrderedDictionary based on the ArrayList class. The implemented IOrderedDictionary stores first names as the keys and last names as the values, with the added requirement that each first name is unique. This code is part of a larger code example provided for the IOrderedDictionary class.

public ref class PeopleEnum : IDictionaryEnumerator
{
private:
    // Enumerators are positioned before the first element
    // until the first MoveNext() call.
    int position;
    ArrayList^ _people;

public:
    PeopleEnum(ArrayList^ list)
    {
        this->Reset();
        _people = list;
    }

    virtual bool MoveNext()
    {
        position++;
        return (position < _people->Count);
    }

    virtual void Reset()
    {
        position = -1;
    }

    virtual property Object^ Current
    {
        Object^ get()
        {
            try
            {
                return _people[position];
            }
            catch (IndexOutOfRangeException^)
            {
                throw gcnew InvalidOperationException();
            }
        }
    }

    virtual property DictionaryEntry Entry
    {
        DictionaryEntry get()
        {
            return (DictionaryEntry)(Current);
        }
    }

    virtual property Object^ Key
    {
        Object^ get()
        {
            try
            {
                return ((DictionaryEntry^)_people[position])->Key;
            }
            catch (IndexOutOfRangeException^)
            {
                throw gcnew InvalidOperationException();
            }
        }
    }

    virtual property Object^ Value
    {
        Object^ get()
        {
            try
            {
                return ((DictionaryEntry^)_people[position])->Value;
            }
            catch (IndexOutOfRangeException^)
            {
                throw gcnew InvalidOperationException();
            }
        }
    }
};

public ref class People : IOrderedDictionary
{
private:
    ArrayList^ _people;

public:
    People(int numItems)
    {
        _people = gcnew ArrayList(numItems);
    }

    int IndexOfKey(Object^ key)
    {
        for (int i = 0; i < _people->Count; i++)
        {
            if (((DictionaryEntry^)_people[i])->Key == key)
                return i;
        }

        // key not found, return -1.
        return -1;
    }

    virtual property Object^ default[Object^]
    {
        Object^ get(Object^ key)
        {
            return ((DictionaryEntry^)_people[IndexOfKey(key)])->Value;
        }
        void set(Object^ key, Object^ value)
        {
            _people[IndexOfKey(key)] = gcnew DictionaryEntry(key, value);
        }
    }

    // IOrderedDictionary Members
    virtual IDictionaryEnumerator^ GetEnumerator()
    {
        return gcnew PeopleEnum(_people);
    }

    virtual void Insert(int index, Object^ key, Object^ value)
    {
        if (IndexOfKey(key) != -1)
        {
            throw gcnew ArgumentException("An element with the same key already exists in the collection.");
        }
        _people->Insert(index, gcnew DictionaryEntry(key, value));
    }

    virtual void RemoveAt(int index)
    {
        _people->RemoveAt(index);
    }

    virtual property Object^ default[int]
    {
        Object^ get(int index)
        {
            return ((DictionaryEntry^)_people[index])->Value;
        }
        void set(int index, Object^ value)
        {
            Object^ key = ((DictionaryEntry^)_people[index])->Key;
            _people[index] = gcnew DictionaryEntry(Keys, value);
        }
    }

    // IDictionary Members

    virtual void Add(Object^ key, Object^ value)
    {
        if (IndexOfKey(key) != -1)
        {
            throw gcnew ArgumentException("An element with the same key already exists in the collection.");
        }
        _people->Add(gcnew DictionaryEntry(key, value));
    }

    virtual void Clear()
    {
        _people->Clear();
    }

    virtual bool Contains(Object^ key)
    {
        if (IndexOfKey(key) == -1)
        {
            return false;
        }
        else
        {
            return true;
        }
    }

    virtual property bool IsFixedSize
    {
        bool get()
        {
            return false;
        }
    }

    virtual property bool IsReadOnly
    {
        bool get()
        {
            return false;
        }
    }

    virtual property ICollection^ Keys
    {
        ICollection^ get()
        {
            ArrayList^ KeyCollection = gcnew ArrayList(_people->Count);
            for (int i = 0; i < _people->Count; i++)
            {
                KeyCollection->Add( ((DictionaryEntry^)_people[i])->Key );
            }
            return KeyCollection;
        }
    }

    virtual void Remove(Object^ key)
    {
        _people->RemoveAt(IndexOfKey(key));
    }

    virtual property ICollection^ Values
    {
        ICollection ^get()
        {
            ArrayList^ ValueCollection = gcnew ArrayList(_people->Count);
            for (int i = 0; i < _people->Count; i++)
            {
                ValueCollection->Add( ((DictionaryEntry^)_people[i])->Value );
            }
            return ValueCollection;
        }
    }

    // ICollection Members

    virtual void CopyTo(Array^ array, int index)
    {
        _people->CopyTo(array, index);
    }

    virtual property int Count
    {
        int get()
        {
            return _people->Count;
        }
    }

    virtual property bool IsSynchronized
    {
        bool get()
        {
            return _people->IsSynchronized;
        }
    }

    virtual property Object^ SyncRoot
    {
        Object^ get()
        {
            return _people->SyncRoot;
        }
    }

    // IEnumerable Members

    virtual IEnumerator^ IfcGetEnumerator() = IEnumerable::GetEnumerator
    {
        return (IEnumerator^) gcnew PeopleEnum(_people);
    }
};

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