ArrayList.AddRange(ICollection) ArrayList.AddRange(ICollection) ArrayList.AddRange(ICollection) ArrayList.AddRange(ICollection) Method

Definition

Adds the elements of an ICollection to the end of the ArrayList.

public:
 virtual void AddRange(System::Collections::ICollection ^ c);
[System.Runtime.TargetedPatchingOptOut("Performance critical to inline across NGen image boundaries")]
public virtual void AddRange (System.Collections.ICollection c);
abstract member AddRange : System.Collections.ICollection -> unit
override this.AddRange : System.Collections.ICollection -> unit
Public Overridable Sub AddRange (c As ICollection)
Parameters
c
ICollection ICollection ICollection ICollection

The ICollection whose elements should be added to the end of the ArrayList. The collection itself cannot be null, but it can contain elements that are null.

Exceptions

Examples

The following code example shows how to add elements to the ArrayList.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections;
void PrintValues( IEnumerable^ myList, char mySeparator );
int main()
{
   
   // Creates and initializes a new ArrayList.
   ArrayList^ myAL = gcnew ArrayList;
   myAL->Add( "The" );
   myAL->Add( "quick" );
   myAL->Add( "brown" );
   myAL->Add( "fox" );
   
   // Creates and initializes a new Queue.
   Queue^ myQueue = gcnew Queue;
   myQueue->Enqueue( "jumps" );
   myQueue->Enqueue( "over" );
   myQueue->Enqueue( "the" );
   myQueue->Enqueue( "lazy" );
   myQueue->Enqueue( "dog" );
   
   // Displays the ArrayList and the Queue.
   Console::WriteLine( "The ArrayList initially contains the following:" );
   PrintValues( myAL, '\t' );
   Console::WriteLine( "The Queue initially contains the following:" );
   PrintValues( myQueue, '\t' );
   
   // Copies the Queue elements to the end of the ArrayList.
   myAL->AddRange( myQueue );
   
   // Displays the ArrayList.
   Console::WriteLine( "The ArrayList now contains the following:" );
   PrintValues( myAL, '\t' );
}

void PrintValues( IEnumerable^ myList, char mySeparator )
{
   IEnumerator^ myEnum = myList->GetEnumerator();
   while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
   {
      Object^ obj = safe_cast<Object^>(myEnum->Current);
      Console::Write( "{0}{1}", mySeparator, obj );
   }

   Console::WriteLine();
}

/* 
This code produces the following output.

The ArrayList initially contains the following:
    The    quick    brown    fox
The Queue initially contains the following:
    jumps    over    the    lazy    dog
The ArrayList now contains the following:
    The    quick    brown    fox    jumps    over    the    lazy    dog
*/
using System;
using System.Collections;
public class SamplesArrayList  {

   public static void Main()  {

      // Creates and initializes a new ArrayList.
      ArrayList myAL = new ArrayList();
      myAL.Add( "The" );
      myAL.Add( "quick" );
      myAL.Add( "brown" );
      myAL.Add( "fox" );

      // Creates and initializes a new Queue.
      Queue myQueue = new Queue();
      myQueue.Enqueue( "jumps" );
      myQueue.Enqueue( "over" );
      myQueue.Enqueue( "the" );
      myQueue.Enqueue( "lazy" );
      myQueue.Enqueue( "dog" );

      // Displays the ArrayList and the Queue.
      Console.WriteLine( "The ArrayList initially contains the following:" );
      PrintValues( myAL, '\t' );
      Console.WriteLine( "The Queue initially contains the following:" );
      PrintValues( myQueue, '\t' );

      // Copies the Queue elements to the end of the ArrayList.
      myAL.AddRange( myQueue );

      // Displays the ArrayList.
      Console.WriteLine( "The ArrayList now contains the following:" );
      PrintValues( myAL, '\t' );
   }

   public static void PrintValues( IEnumerable myList, char mySeparator )  {
      foreach ( Object obj in myList )
         Console.Write( "{0}{1}", mySeparator, obj );
      Console.WriteLine();
   }

}


/* 
This code produces the following output.

The ArrayList initially contains the following:
    The    quick    brown    fox
The Queue initially contains the following:
    jumps    over    the    lazy    dog
The ArrayList now contains the following:
    The    quick    brown    fox    jumps    over    the    lazy    dog
*/ 
Imports System
Imports System.Collections
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

Public Class SamplesArrayList    
    
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        
        ' Creates and initializes a new ArrayList.
        Dim myAL As New ArrayList()
        myAL.Add("The")
        myAL.Add("quick")
        myAL.Add("brown")
        myAL.Add("fox")
        
        ' Creates and initializes a new Queue.
        Dim myQueue As New Queue()
        myQueue.Enqueue("jumps")
        myQueue.Enqueue("over")
        myQueue.Enqueue("the")
        myQueue.Enqueue("lazy")
        myQueue.Enqueue("dog")
        
        ' Displays the ArrayList and the Queue.
        Console.WriteLine("The ArrayList initially contains the following:")
        PrintValues(myAL, ControlChars.Tab)
        Console.WriteLine("The Queue initially contains the following:")
        PrintValues(myQueue, ControlChars.Tab)
        
        ' Copies the Queue elements to the end of the ArrayList.
        myAL.AddRange(myQueue)
        
        ' Displays the ArrayList.
        Console.WriteLine("The ArrayList now contains the following:")
        PrintValues(myAL, ControlChars.Tab)
    End Sub

    Public Shared Sub PrintValues(myList As IEnumerable, mySeparator As Char)
        Dim obj As [Object]
        For Each obj In  myList
          Console.Write( "{0}{1}", mySeparator, obj )
        Next obj
        Console.WriteLine()
    End Sub 'PrintValues

End Class


' This code produces the following output.
' 
' The ArrayList initially contains the following:
'     The    quick    brown    fox
' The Queue initially contains the following:
'     jumps    over    the    lazy    dog
' The ArrayList now contains the following:
'     The    quick    brown    fox    jumps    over    the    lazy    dog 

Remarks

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

The order of the elements in the ICollection is preserved in the ArrayList.

If the new Count (the current Count plus the size of the collection) will be greater than Capacity, the capacity of the ArrayList is increased by automatically reallocating the internal array to accommodate the new elements, and the existing elements are copied to the new array before the new elements are added.

If the ArrayList can accommodate the new elements without increasing the Capacity, this method is an O(n) operation, where n is the number of elements to be added. If the capacity needs to be increased to accommodate the new elements, this method becomes an O(n + m) operation, where n is the number of elements to be added and m is Count.

Applies to

See Also