ArrayList.GetRange(Int32, Int32) ArrayList.GetRange(Int32, Int32) ArrayList.GetRange(Int32, Int32) ArrayList.GetRange(Int32, Int32) Method

Definition

Returns an ArrayList which represents a subset of the elements in the source ArrayList.

public:
 virtual System::Collections::ArrayList ^ GetRange(int index, int count);
public virtual System.Collections.ArrayList GetRange (int index, int count);
abstract member GetRange : int * int -> System.Collections.ArrayList
override this.GetRange : int * int -> System.Collections.ArrayList
Public Overridable Function GetRange (index As Integer, count As Integer) As ArrayList
Parameters
index
Int32 Int32 Int32 Int32

The zero-based ArrayList index at which the range starts.

count
Int32 Int32 Int32 Int32

The number of elements in the range.

Returns

An ArrayList which represents a subset of the elements in the source ArrayList.

Exceptions

index and count do not denote a valid range of elements in the ArrayList.

Examples

The following code example shows how to set and get a range of elements in 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" );
   myAL->Add( "jumps" );
   myAL->Add( "over" );
   myAL->Add( "the" );
   myAL->Add( "lazy" );
   myAL->Add( "dog" );
   
   // Creates and initializes the source ICollection.
   Queue^ mySourceList = gcnew Queue;
   mySourceList->Enqueue( "big" );
   mySourceList->Enqueue( "gray" );
   mySourceList->Enqueue( "wolf" );
   
   // Displays the values of five elements starting at index 0.
   ArrayList^ mySubAL = myAL->GetRange( 0, 5 );
   Console::WriteLine( "Index 0 through 4 contains:" );
   PrintValues( mySubAL, '\t' );
   
   // Replaces the values of five elements starting at index 1 with the values in the ICollection.
   myAL->SetRange( 1, mySourceList );
   
   // Displays the values of five elements starting at index 0.
   mySubAL = myAL->GetRange( 0, 5 );
   Console::WriteLine( "Index 0 through 4 now contains:" );
   PrintValues( mySubAL, '\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.
 
 Index 0 through 4 contains:
         The     quick   brown   fox     jumps
 Index 0 through 4 now contains:
         The     big     gray    wolf    jumps
 */
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" );
      myAL.Add( "jumps" );
      myAL.Add( "over" );
      myAL.Add( "the" );
      myAL.Add( "lazy" );
      myAL.Add( "dog" );

      // Creates and initializes the source ICollection.
      Queue mySourceList = new Queue();
      mySourceList.Enqueue( "big" );
      mySourceList.Enqueue( "gray" );
      mySourceList.Enqueue( "wolf" );

      // Displays the values of five elements starting at index 0.
      ArrayList mySubAL = myAL.GetRange( 0, 5 );
      Console.WriteLine( "Index 0 through 4 contains:" );
      PrintValues( mySubAL, '\t' );

      // Replaces the values of five elements starting at index 1 with the values in the ICollection.
      myAL.SetRange( 1, mySourceList );

      // Displays the values of five elements starting at index 0.
      mySubAL = myAL.GetRange( 0, 5 );
      Console.WriteLine( "Index 0 through 4 now contains:" );
      PrintValues( mySubAL, '\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.

Index 0 through 4 contains:
        The     quick   brown   fox     jumps
Index 0 through 4 now contains:
        The     big     gray    wolf    jumps
*/ 
Imports System
Imports System.Collections

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")
        myAL.Add("jumps")
        myAL.Add("over")
        myAL.Add("the")
        myAL.Add("lazy")
        myAL.Add("dog")

        ' Creates and initializes the source ICollection.
        Dim mySourceList As New Queue()
        mySourceList.Enqueue("big")
        mySourceList.Enqueue("gray")
        mySourceList.Enqueue("wolf")

        ' Displays the values of five elements starting at index 0.
        Dim mySubAL As ArrayList = myAL.GetRange(0, 5)
        Console.WriteLine("Index 0 through 4 contains:")
        PrintValues(mySubAL, vbTab)

        ' Replaces the values of five elements starting at index 1 with the values in the ICollection.
        myAL.SetRange(1, mySourceList)

        ' Displays the values of five elements starting at index 0.
        mySubAL = myAL.GetRange(0, 5)
        Console.WriteLine("Index 0 through 4 now contains:")
        PrintValues(mySubAL, vbTab)

    End Sub 'Main

    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 'SamplesArrayList 


' This code produces the following output.
' 
' Index 0 through 4 contains:
'         The     quick   brown   fox     jumps
' Index 0 through 4 now contains:
'         The     big     gray    wolf    jumps

Remarks

This method does not create copies of the elements. The new ArrayList is only a view window into the source ArrayList. However, all subsequent changes to the source ArrayList must be done through this view window ArrayList. If changes are made directly to the source ArrayList, the view window ArrayList is invalidated and any operations on it will return an InvalidOperationException.

This method is an O(1) operation.

Applies to

See Also