DictionaryEntry Structure

DictionaryEntry Structure

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Defines a dictionary key/value pair that can be set or retrieved.

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

public struct DictionaryEntry

The DictionaryEntry type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodDictionaryEntryInitializes an instance of the DictionaryEntry type with the specified key and value.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyKeyGets or sets the key in the key/value pair.
Public propertyValueGets or sets the value in the key/value pair.
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  NameDescription
Public methodEqualsIndicates whether this instance and a specified object are equal. (Inherited from ValueType.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeReturns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from ValueType.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns the fully qualified type name of this instance. (Inherited from ValueType.)
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The IDictionaryEnumerator.Entry method returns an instance of this type.

The foreach statement of the C# language (for each in Visual C++, For Each in Visual Basic) requires the type of each element in the collection. Since each element of the IDictionary is a key/value pair, the element type is not the type of the key or the type of the value. Instead, the element type is DictionaryEntry. For example:

foreach (DictionaryEntry de in myHashtable) {...}

The foreach statement is a wrapper around the enumerator, which only allows reading from, not writing to, the collection.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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