SortedList.Remove(Object) Method

Definition

Removes the element with the specified key from a SortedList object.

public:
 virtual void Remove(System::Object ^ key);
public virtual void Remove (object key);
abstract member Remove : obj -> unit
override this.Remove : obj -> unit
Public Overridable Sub Remove (key As Object)

Parameters

key
Object

The key of the element to remove.

Implements

Exceptions

key is null.

The SortedList object is read-only.

-or-

The SortedList has a fixed size.

Examples

The following code example shows how to remove elements from a SortedList object.

#using <system.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections;
void PrintKeysAndValues( SortedList^ myList )
{
   Console::WriteLine( "\t-KEY-\t-VALUE-" );
   for ( int i = 0; i < myList->Count; i++ )
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "\t{0}:\t{1}", myList->GetKey( i ), myList->GetByIndex( i ) );

   }
   Console::WriteLine();
}

int main()
{
   
   // Creates and initializes a new SortedList.
   SortedList^ mySL = gcnew SortedList;
   mySL->Add( "3c", "dog" );
   mySL->Add( "2c", "over" );
   mySL->Add( "1c", "brown" );
   mySL->Add( "1a", "The" );
   mySL->Add( "1b", "quick" );
   mySL->Add( "3a", "the" );
   mySL->Add( "3b", "lazy" );
   mySL->Add( "2a", "fox" );
   mySL->Add( "2b", "jumps" );
   
   // Displays the SortedList.
   Console::WriteLine( "The SortedList initially contains the following:" );
   PrintKeysAndValues( mySL );
   
   // Removes the element with the key "3b".
   mySL->Remove( "3b" );
   
   // Displays the current state of the SortedList.
   Console::WriteLine( "After removing \"lazy\":" );
   PrintKeysAndValues( mySL );
   
   // Removes the element at index 5.
   mySL->RemoveAt( 5 );
   
   // Displays the current state of the SortedList.
   Console::WriteLine( "After removing the element at index 5:" );
   PrintKeysAndValues( mySL );
}

/*
This code produces the following output.

The SortedList initially contains the following:
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        1a:     The
        1b:     quick
        1c:     brown
        2a:     fox
        2b:     jumps
        2c:     over
        3a:     the
        3b:     lazy
        3c:     dog

After removing "lazy":
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        1a:     The
        1b:     quick
        1c:     brown
        2a:     fox
        2b:     jumps
        2c:     over
        3a:     the
        3c:     dog

After removing the element at index 5:
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        1a:     The
        1b:     quick
        1c:     brown
        2a:     fox
        2b:     jumps
        3a:     the
        3c:     dog
*/
using System;
using System.Collections;
public class SamplesSortedList  {

   public static void Main()  {

      // Creates and initializes a new SortedList.
      SortedList mySL = new SortedList();
      mySL.Add( "3c", "dog" );
      mySL.Add( "2c", "over" );
      mySL.Add( "1c", "brown" );
      mySL.Add( "1a", "The" );
      mySL.Add( "1b", "quick" );
      mySL.Add( "3a", "the" );
      mySL.Add( "3b", "lazy" );
      mySL.Add( "2a", "fox" );
      mySL.Add( "2b", "jumps" );

      // Displays the SortedList.
      Console.WriteLine( "The SortedList initially contains the following:" );
      PrintKeysAndValues( mySL );

      // Removes the element with the key "3b".
      mySL.Remove( "3b" );

      // Displays the current state of the SortedList.
      Console.WriteLine( "After removing \"lazy\":" );
      PrintKeysAndValues( mySL );

      // Removes the element at index 5.
      mySL.RemoveAt( 5 );

      // Displays the current state of the SortedList.
      Console.WriteLine( "After removing the element at index 5:" );
      PrintKeysAndValues( mySL );
   }


   public static void PrintKeysAndValues( SortedList myList )  {
      Console.WriteLine( "\t-KEY-\t-VALUE-" );
      for ( int i = 0; i < myList.Count; i++ )  {
         Console.WriteLine( "\t{0}:\t{1}", myList.GetKey(i), myList.GetByIndex(i) );
      }
      Console.WriteLine();
   }
}
/* 
This code produces the following output.

The SortedList initially contains the following:
    -KEY-    -VALUE-
    1a:    The
    1b:    quick
    1c:    brown
    2a:    fox
    2b:    jumps
    2c:    over
    3a:    the
    3b:    lazy
    3c:    dog

After removing "lazy":
    -KEY-    -VALUE-
    1a:    The
    1b:    quick
    1c:    brown
    2a:    fox
    2b:    jumps
    2c:    over
    3a:    the
    3c:    dog

After removing the element at index 5:
    -KEY-    -VALUE-
    1a:    The
    1b:    quick
    1c:    brown
    2a:    fox
    2b:    jumps
    3a:    the
    3c:    dog
*/
Imports System.Collections

Public Class SamplesSortedList    
    
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        
        ' Creates and initializes a new SortedList.
        Dim mySL As New SortedList()
        mySL.Add("3c", "dog")
        mySL.Add("2c", "over")
        mySL.Add("1c", "brown")
        mySL.Add("1a", "The")
        mySL.Add("1b", "quick")
        mySL.Add("3a", "the")
        mySL.Add("3b", "lazy")
        mySL.Add("2a", "fox")
        mySL.Add("2b", "jumps")
        
        ' Displays the SortedList.
        Console.WriteLine("The SortedList initially contains the following:")
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL)
        
        ' Removes the element with the key "3b".
        mySL.Remove("3b")
        
        ' Displays the current state of the SortedList.
        Console.WriteLine("After removing ""lazy"":")
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL)
        
        ' Removes the element at index 5.
        mySL.RemoveAt(5)
        
        ' Displays the current state of the SortedList.
        Console.WriteLine("After removing the element at index 5:")
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL)
    End Sub
    
    
    Public Shared Sub PrintKeysAndValues(myList As SortedList)
        Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Tab & "-KEY-" & ControlChars.Tab & _
           "-VALUE-")
        Dim i As Integer
        For i = 0 To myList.Count - 1
            Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Tab & "{0}:" & ControlChars.Tab & _
               "{1}", myList.GetKey(i), myList.GetByIndex(i))
        Next i
        Console.WriteLine()
    End Sub
End Class

' This code produces the following output.
' 
' The SortedList initially contains the following:
'     -KEY-    -VALUE-
'     1a:    The
'     1b:    quick
'     1c:    brown
'     2a:    fox
'     2b:    jumps
'     2c:    over
'     3a:    the
'     3b:    lazy
'     3c:    dog
' 
' After removing "lazy":
'     -KEY-    -VALUE-
'     1a:    The
'     1b:    quick
'     1c:    brown
'     2a:    fox
'     2b:    jumps
'     2c:    over
'     3a:    the
'     3c:    dog
' 
' After removing the element at index 5:
'     -KEY-    -VALUE-
'     1a:    The
'     1b:    quick
'     1c:    brown
'     2a:    fox
'     2b:    jumps
'     3a:    the
'     3c:    dog 

Remarks

If the SortedList object does not contain an element with the specified key, the SortedList remains unchanged. No exception is thrown.

In collections of contiguous elements, such as lists, the elements that follow the removed element move up to occupy the vacated spot. If the collection is indexed, the indexes of the elements that are moved are also updated. This behavior does not apply to collections where elements are conceptually grouped into buckets, such as a hash table.

This method is an O(n) operation, where n is Count.

Applies to

See also