ArrayList.IndexOf ArrayList.IndexOf ArrayList.IndexOf ArrayList.IndexOf Method

Definition

Returns the zero-based index of the first occurrence of a value in the ArrayList or in a portion of it.

Overloads

IndexOf(Object) IndexOf(Object) IndexOf(Object) IndexOf(Object)

Searches for the specified Object and returns the zero-based index of the first occurrence within the entire ArrayList.

IndexOf(Object, Int32) IndexOf(Object, Int32) IndexOf(Object, Int32) IndexOf(Object, Int32)

Searches for the specified Object and returns the zero-based index of the first occurrence within the range of elements in the ArrayList that extends from the specified index to the last element.

IndexOf(Object, Int32, Int32) IndexOf(Object, Int32, Int32) IndexOf(Object, Int32, Int32) IndexOf(Object, Int32, Int32)

Searches for the specified Object and returns the zero-based index of the first occurrence within the range of elements in the ArrayList that starts at the specified index and contains the specified number of elements.

IndexOf(Object) IndexOf(Object) IndexOf(Object) IndexOf(Object)

Searches for the specified Object and returns the zero-based index of the first occurrence within the entire ArrayList.

public:
 virtual int IndexOf(System::Object ^ value);
public virtual int IndexOf (object value);
abstract member IndexOf : obj -> int
override this.IndexOf : obj -> int
Public Overridable Function IndexOf (value As Object) As Integer
Parameters
value
Object Object Object Object

The Object to locate in the ArrayList. The value can be null.

Returns

The zero-based index of the first occurrence of value within the entire ArrayList, if found; otherwise, -1.

Implements

Examples

The following code example shows how to determine the index of the first occurrence of a specified element.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections;
void PrintIndexAndValues( IEnumerable^ myList );
int main()
{
   
   // Creates and initializes a new ArrayList with three elements of the same value.
   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" );
   myAL->Add( "in" );
   myAL->Add( "the" );
   myAL->Add( "barn" );
   
   // Displays the values of the ArrayList.
   Console::WriteLine( "The ArrayList contains the following values:" );
   PrintIndexAndValues( myAL );
   
   // Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value.
   String^ myString = "the";
   int myIndex = myAL->IndexOf( myString );
   Console::WriteLine( "The first occurrence of \"{0}\" is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex );
   
   // Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value in the last section of the ArrayList.
   myIndex = myAL->IndexOf( myString, 4 );
   Console::WriteLine( "The first occurrence of \"{0}\" between index 4 and the end is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex );
   
   // Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value in a section of the ArrayList.
   myIndex = myAL->IndexOf( myString, 6, 6 );
   Console::WriteLine( "The first occurrence of \"{0}\" between index 6 and index 11 is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex );
}

void PrintIndexAndValues( IEnumerable^ myList )
{
   int i = 0;
   IEnumerator^ myEnum = myList->GetEnumerator();
   while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
   {
      Object^ obj = safe_cast<Object^>(myEnum->Current);
      Console::WriteLine( "   [{0}]:    {1}", i++, obj );
   }

   Console::WriteLine();
}

/* 
 This code produces the following output.
 
 The ArrayList contains the following values:
    [0]:    the
    [1]:    quick
    [2]:    brown
    [3]:    fox
    [4]:    jumps
    [5]:    over
    [6]:    the
    [7]:    lazy
    [8]:    dog
    [9]:    in
    [10]:    the
    [11]:    barn

 The first occurrence of "the" is at index 0.
 The first occurrence of "the" between index 4 and the end is at index 6.
 The first occurrence of "the" between index 6 and index 11 is at index 6.
 */
using System;
using System.Collections;
public class SamplesArrayList
{

    public static void Main()  
    {
 
        // Creates and initializes a new ArrayList with three elements of the same value.
        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" );
        myAL.Add( "in" );
        myAL.Add( "the" );
        myAL.Add( "barn" );

        // Displays the values of the ArrayList.
        Console.WriteLine( "The ArrayList contains the following values:" );
        PrintIndexAndValues( myAL );

        // Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value.
        String myString = "the";
        int myIndex = myAL.IndexOf( myString );
        Console.WriteLine( "The first occurrence of \"{0}\" is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex );

        // Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value in the last section of the ArrayList.
        myIndex = myAL.IndexOf( myString, 4 );
        Console.WriteLine( "The first occurrence of \"{0}\" between index 4 and the end is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex );

        // Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value in a section of the ArrayList.
        myIndex = myAL.IndexOf( myString, 6, 6 );
        Console.WriteLine( "The first occurrence of \"{0}\" between index 6 and index 11 is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex );

        // Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value in a small section at the end of the ArrayList.
        myIndex = myAL.IndexOf( myString, 11 );
        Console.WriteLine( "The first occurrence of \"{0}\" between index 11 and the end is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex );
    }

    public static void PrintIndexAndValues(IEnumerable myList)
    {
        int i = 0;
        foreach (Object obj in myList)
            Console.WriteLine("   [{0}]:    {1}", i++, obj);
        Console.WriteLine();
    }

}
/* 
This code produces output similar to the following:
 
The ArrayList contains the following values:
   [0]:    the
   [1]:    quick
   [2]:    brown
   [3]:    fox
   [4]:    jumps
   [5]:    over
   [6]:    the
   [7]:    lazy
   [8]:    dog
   [9]:    in
   [10]:    the
   [11]:    barn

The first occurrence of "the" is at index 0.
The first occurrence of "the" between index 4 and the end is at index 6.
The first occurrence of "the" between index 6 and index 11 is at index 6.
The first occurrence of "the" between index 11 and the end is at index -1.
*/
Imports System
Imports System.Collections
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

Public Class SamplesArrayList


    Public Shared Sub Main()

        ' Creates and initializes a new ArrayList with three elements of the same value.
        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")
        myAL.Add("in")
        myAL.Add("the")
        myAL.Add("barn")

        ' Displays the values of the ArrayList.
        Console.WriteLine("The ArrayList contains the following values:")
        PrintIndexAndValues(myAL)

        ' Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value.
        Dim myString As [String] = "the"
        Dim myIndex As Integer = myAL.IndexOf(myString)
        Console.WriteLine("The first occurrence of ""{0}"" is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex)

        ' Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value in the last section of the ArrayList.
        myIndex = myAL.IndexOf(myString, 4)
        Console.WriteLine("The first occurrence of ""{0}"" between index 4 and the end is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex)

        ' Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value in a section of the ArrayList.
        myIndex = myAL.IndexOf(myString, 6, 6)
        Console.WriteLine("The first occurrence of ""{0}"" between index 6 and index 11 is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex)

        ' Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value in a small section at the end of the ArrayList.
        myIndex = myAL.IndexOf(myString, 11)
        Console.WriteLine("The first occurrence of ""{0}"" between index 11 and the end is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex)

    End Sub 'Main

    Public Shared Sub PrintIndexAndValues(ByVal myList As IEnumerable)
        Dim i As Integer
        Dim obj As [Object]
        For Each obj In myList
            Console.WriteLine("   [{0}]:    {1}", i, obj)
            i = i + 1
        Next obj
        Console.WriteLine()
    End Sub 'PrintIndexAndValues

End Class 'SamplesArrayList

' This code produces the following output.
'
' The ArrayList contains the following values:
' 	[0]:	the
' 	[1]:	quick
' 	[2]:	brown
' 	[3]:	fox
' 	[4]:	jumps
' 	[5]:	over
' 	[6]:	the
' 	[7]:	lazy
' 	[8]:	dog
' 	[9]:	in
' 	[10]:	the
' 	[11]:	barn
' 
' The first occurrence of "the" is at index 0.
' The first occurrence of "the" between index 4 and the end is at index 6.
' The first occurrence of "the" between index 6 and index 11 is at index 6.
' The first occurrence of "the" between index 11 and the end is at index -1.
' 

Remarks

The ArrayList is searched forward starting at the first element and ending at the last element.

This method performs a linear search; therefore, this method is an O(n) operation, where n is Count.

This method determines equality by calling Object.Equals.

Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0, this method uses the collection’s objects’ Equals and CompareTo methods on item to determine whether item exists. In the earlier versions of the .NET Framework, this determination was made by using the Equals and CompareTo methods of the item parameter on the objects in the collection.

See Also

IndexOf(Object, Int32) IndexOf(Object, Int32) IndexOf(Object, Int32) IndexOf(Object, Int32)

Searches for the specified Object and returns the zero-based index of the first occurrence within the range of elements in the ArrayList that extends from the specified index to the last element.

public:
 virtual int IndexOf(System::Object ^ value, int startIndex);
public virtual int IndexOf (object value, int startIndex);
abstract member IndexOf : obj * int -> int
override this.IndexOf : obj * int -> int
Public Overridable Function IndexOf (value As Object, startIndex As Integer) As Integer
Parameters
value
Object Object Object Object

The Object to locate in the ArrayList. The value can be null.

startIndex
Int32 Int32 Int32 Int32

The zero-based starting index of the search. 0 (zero) is valid in an empty list.

Returns

The zero-based index of the first occurrence of value within the range of elements in the ArrayList that extends from startIndex to the last element, if found; otherwise, -1.

Exceptions

Examples

The following code example shows how to determine the index of the first occurrence of a specified element.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections;
void PrintIndexAndValues( IEnumerable^ myList );
int main()
{
   
   // Creates and initializes a new ArrayList with three elements of the same value.
   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" );
   myAL->Add( "in" );
   myAL->Add( "the" );
   myAL->Add( "barn" );
   
   // Displays the values of the ArrayList.
   Console::WriteLine( "The ArrayList contains the following values:" );
   PrintIndexAndValues( myAL );
   
   // Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value.
   String^ myString = "the";
   int myIndex = myAL->IndexOf( myString );
   Console::WriteLine( "The first occurrence of \"{0}\" is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex );
   
   // Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value in the last section of the ArrayList.
   myIndex = myAL->IndexOf( myString, 4 );
   Console::WriteLine( "The first occurrence of \"{0}\" between index 4 and the end is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex );
   
   // Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value in a section of the ArrayList.
   myIndex = myAL->IndexOf( myString, 6, 6 );
   Console::WriteLine( "The first occurrence of \"{0}\" between index 6 and index 11 is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex );
}

void PrintIndexAndValues( IEnumerable^ myList )
{
   int i = 0;
   IEnumerator^ myEnum = myList->GetEnumerator();
   while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
   {
      Object^ obj = safe_cast<Object^>(myEnum->Current);
      Console::WriteLine( "   [{0}]:    {1}", i++, obj );
   }

   Console::WriteLine();
}

/* 
 This code produces the following output.
 
 The ArrayList contains the following values:
    [0]:    the
    [1]:    quick
    [2]:    brown
    [3]:    fox
    [4]:    jumps
    [5]:    over
    [6]:    the
    [7]:    lazy
    [8]:    dog
    [9]:    in
    [10]:    the
    [11]:    barn

 The first occurrence of "the" is at index 0.
 The first occurrence of "the" between index 4 and the end is at index 6.
 The first occurrence of "the" between index 6 and index 11 is at index 6.
 */
using System;
using System.Collections;
public class SamplesArrayList
{

    public static void Main()  
    {
 
        // Creates and initializes a new ArrayList with three elements of the same value.
        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" );
        myAL.Add( "in" );
        myAL.Add( "the" );
        myAL.Add( "barn" );

        // Displays the values of the ArrayList.
        Console.WriteLine( "The ArrayList contains the following values:" );
        PrintIndexAndValues( myAL );

        // Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value.
        String myString = "the";
        int myIndex = myAL.IndexOf( myString );
        Console.WriteLine( "The first occurrence of \"{0}\" is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex );

        // Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value in the last section of the ArrayList.
        myIndex = myAL.IndexOf( myString, 4 );
        Console.WriteLine( "The first occurrence of \"{0}\" between index 4 and the end is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex );

        // Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value in a section of the ArrayList.
        myIndex = myAL.IndexOf( myString, 6, 6 );
        Console.WriteLine( "The first occurrence of \"{0}\" between index 6 and index 11 is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex );

        // Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value in a small section at the end of the ArrayList.
        myIndex = myAL.IndexOf( myString, 11 );
        Console.WriteLine( "The first occurrence of \"{0}\" between index 11 and the end is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex );
    }

    public static void PrintIndexAndValues(IEnumerable myList)
    {
        int i = 0;
        foreach (Object obj in myList)
            Console.WriteLine("   [{0}]:    {1}", i++, obj);
        Console.WriteLine();
    }

}
/* 
This code produces output similar to the following:
 
The ArrayList contains the following values:
   [0]:    the
   [1]:    quick
   [2]:    brown
   [3]:    fox
   [4]:    jumps
   [5]:    over
   [6]:    the
   [7]:    lazy
   [8]:    dog
   [9]:    in
   [10]:    the
   [11]:    barn

The first occurrence of "the" is at index 0.
The first occurrence of "the" between index 4 and the end is at index 6.
The first occurrence of "the" between index 6 and index 11 is at index 6.
The first occurrence of "the" between index 11 and the end is at index -1.
*/
Imports System
Imports System.Collections
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

Public Class SamplesArrayList


    Public Shared Sub Main()

        ' Creates and initializes a new ArrayList with three elements of the same value.
        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")
        myAL.Add("in")
        myAL.Add("the")
        myAL.Add("barn")

        ' Displays the values of the ArrayList.
        Console.WriteLine("The ArrayList contains the following values:")
        PrintIndexAndValues(myAL)

        ' Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value.
        Dim myString As [String] = "the"
        Dim myIndex As Integer = myAL.IndexOf(myString)
        Console.WriteLine("The first occurrence of ""{0}"" is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex)

        ' Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value in the last section of the ArrayList.
        myIndex = myAL.IndexOf(myString, 4)
        Console.WriteLine("The first occurrence of ""{0}"" between index 4 and the end is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex)

        ' Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value in a section of the ArrayList.
        myIndex = myAL.IndexOf(myString, 6, 6)
        Console.WriteLine("The first occurrence of ""{0}"" between index 6 and index 11 is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex)

        ' Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value in a small section at the end of the ArrayList.
        myIndex = myAL.IndexOf(myString, 11)
        Console.WriteLine("The first occurrence of ""{0}"" between index 11 and the end is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex)

    End Sub 'Main

    Public Shared Sub PrintIndexAndValues(ByVal myList As IEnumerable)
        Dim i As Integer
        Dim obj As [Object]
        For Each obj In myList
            Console.WriteLine("   [{0}]:    {1}", i, obj)
            i = i + 1
        Next obj
        Console.WriteLine()
    End Sub 'PrintIndexAndValues

End Class 'SamplesArrayList

' This code produces the following output.
'
' The ArrayList contains the following values:
' 	[0]:	the
' 	[1]:	quick
' 	[2]:	brown
' 	[3]:	fox
' 	[4]:	jumps
' 	[5]:	over
' 	[6]:	the
' 	[7]:	lazy
' 	[8]:	dog
' 	[9]:	in
' 	[10]:	the
' 	[11]:	barn
' 
' The first occurrence of "the" is at index 0.
' The first occurrence of "the" between index 4 and the end is at index 6.
' The first occurrence of "the" between index 6 and index 11 is at index 6.
' The first occurrence of "the" between index 11 and the end is at index -1.
' 

Remarks

The ArrayList is searched forward starting at startIndex and ending at the last element.

This method performs a linear search; therefore, this method is an O(n) operation, where n is the number of elements from startIndex to the end of the ArrayList.

This method determines equality by calling Object.Equals.

Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0, this method uses the collection’s objects’ Equals and CompareTo methods on item to determine whether item exists. In the earlier versions of the .NET Framework, this determination was made by using the Equals and CompareTo methods of the item parameter on the objects in the collection.

See Also

IndexOf(Object, Int32, Int32) IndexOf(Object, Int32, Int32) IndexOf(Object, Int32, Int32) IndexOf(Object, Int32, Int32)

Searches for the specified Object and returns the zero-based index of the first occurrence within the range of elements in the ArrayList that starts at the specified index and contains the specified number of elements.

public:
 virtual int IndexOf(System::Object ^ value, int startIndex, int count);
public virtual int IndexOf (object value, int startIndex, int count);
abstract member IndexOf : obj * int * int -> int
override this.IndexOf : obj * int * int -> int
Public Overridable Function IndexOf (value As Object, startIndex As Integer, count As Integer) As Integer
Parameters
value
Object Object Object Object

The Object to locate in the ArrayList. The value can be null.

startIndex
Int32 Int32 Int32 Int32

The zero-based starting index of the search. 0 (zero) is valid in an empty list.

count
Int32 Int32 Int32 Int32

The number of elements in the section to search.

Returns

The zero-based index of the first occurrence of value within the range of elements in the ArrayList that starts at startIndex and contains count number of elements, if found; otherwise, -1.

Exceptions

startIndex is outside the range of valid indexes for the ArrayList.

-or-

count is less than zero.

-or-

startIndex and count do not specify a valid section in the ArrayList.

Examples

The following code example shows how to determine the index of the first occurrence of a specified element.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections;
void PrintIndexAndValues( IEnumerable^ myList );
int main()
{
   
   // Creates and initializes a new ArrayList with three elements of the same value.
   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" );
   myAL->Add( "in" );
   myAL->Add( "the" );
   myAL->Add( "barn" );
   
   // Displays the values of the ArrayList.
   Console::WriteLine( "The ArrayList contains the following values:" );
   PrintIndexAndValues( myAL );
   
   // Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value.
   String^ myString = "the";
   int myIndex = myAL->IndexOf( myString );
   Console::WriteLine( "The first occurrence of \"{0}\" is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex );
   
   // Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value in the last section of the ArrayList.
   myIndex = myAL->IndexOf( myString, 4 );
   Console::WriteLine( "The first occurrence of \"{0}\" between index 4 and the end is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex );
   
   // Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value in a section of the ArrayList.
   myIndex = myAL->IndexOf( myString, 6, 6 );
   Console::WriteLine( "The first occurrence of \"{0}\" between index 6 and index 11 is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex );
}

void PrintIndexAndValues( IEnumerable^ myList )
{
   int i = 0;
   IEnumerator^ myEnum = myList->GetEnumerator();
   while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
   {
      Object^ obj = safe_cast<Object^>(myEnum->Current);
      Console::WriteLine( "   [{0}]:    {1}", i++, obj );
   }

   Console::WriteLine();
}

/* 
 This code produces the following output.
 
 The ArrayList contains the following values:
    [0]:    the
    [1]:    quick
    [2]:    brown
    [3]:    fox
    [4]:    jumps
    [5]:    over
    [6]:    the
    [7]:    lazy
    [8]:    dog
    [9]:    in
    [10]:    the
    [11]:    barn

 The first occurrence of "the" is at index 0.
 The first occurrence of "the" between index 4 and the end is at index 6.
 The first occurrence of "the" between index 6 and index 11 is at index 6.
 */
using System;
using System.Collections;
public class SamplesArrayList
{

    public static void Main()  
    {
 
        // Creates and initializes a new ArrayList with three elements of the same value.
        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" );
        myAL.Add( "in" );
        myAL.Add( "the" );
        myAL.Add( "barn" );

        // Displays the values of the ArrayList.
        Console.WriteLine( "The ArrayList contains the following values:" );
        PrintIndexAndValues( myAL );

        // Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value.
        String myString = "the";
        int myIndex = myAL.IndexOf( myString );
        Console.WriteLine( "The first occurrence of \"{0}\" is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex );

        // Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value in the last section of the ArrayList.
        myIndex = myAL.IndexOf( myString, 4 );
        Console.WriteLine( "The first occurrence of \"{0}\" between index 4 and the end is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex );

        // Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value in a section of the ArrayList.
        myIndex = myAL.IndexOf( myString, 6, 6 );
        Console.WriteLine( "The first occurrence of \"{0}\" between index 6 and index 11 is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex );

        // Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value in a small section at the end of the ArrayList.
        myIndex = myAL.IndexOf( myString, 11 );
        Console.WriteLine( "The first occurrence of \"{0}\" between index 11 and the end is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex );
    }

    public static void PrintIndexAndValues(IEnumerable myList)
    {
        int i = 0;
        foreach (Object obj in myList)
            Console.WriteLine("   [{0}]:    {1}", i++, obj);
        Console.WriteLine();
    }

}
/* 
This code produces output similar to the following:
 
The ArrayList contains the following values:
   [0]:    the
   [1]:    quick
   [2]:    brown
   [3]:    fox
   [4]:    jumps
   [5]:    over
   [6]:    the
   [7]:    lazy
   [8]:    dog
   [9]:    in
   [10]:    the
   [11]:    barn

The first occurrence of "the" is at index 0.
The first occurrence of "the" between index 4 and the end is at index 6.
The first occurrence of "the" between index 6 and index 11 is at index 6.
The first occurrence of "the" between index 11 and the end is at index -1.
*/
Imports System
Imports System.Collections
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

Public Class SamplesArrayList


    Public Shared Sub Main()

        ' Creates and initializes a new ArrayList with three elements of the same value.
        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")
        myAL.Add("in")
        myAL.Add("the")
        myAL.Add("barn")

        ' Displays the values of the ArrayList.
        Console.WriteLine("The ArrayList contains the following values:")
        PrintIndexAndValues(myAL)

        ' Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value.
        Dim myString As [String] = "the"
        Dim myIndex As Integer = myAL.IndexOf(myString)
        Console.WriteLine("The first occurrence of ""{0}"" is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex)

        ' Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value in the last section of the ArrayList.
        myIndex = myAL.IndexOf(myString, 4)
        Console.WriteLine("The first occurrence of ""{0}"" between index 4 and the end is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex)

        ' Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value in a section of the ArrayList.
        myIndex = myAL.IndexOf(myString, 6, 6)
        Console.WriteLine("The first occurrence of ""{0}"" between index 6 and index 11 is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex)

        ' Search for the first occurrence of the duplicated value in a small section at the end of the ArrayList.
        myIndex = myAL.IndexOf(myString, 11)
        Console.WriteLine("The first occurrence of ""{0}"" between index 11 and the end is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex)

    End Sub 'Main

    Public Shared Sub PrintIndexAndValues(ByVal myList As IEnumerable)
        Dim i As Integer
        Dim obj As [Object]
        For Each obj In myList
            Console.WriteLine("   [{0}]:    {1}", i, obj)
            i = i + 1
        Next obj
        Console.WriteLine()
    End Sub 'PrintIndexAndValues

End Class 'SamplesArrayList

' This code produces the following output.
'
' The ArrayList contains the following values:
' 	[0]:	the
' 	[1]:	quick
' 	[2]:	brown
' 	[3]:	fox
' 	[4]:	jumps
' 	[5]:	over
' 	[6]:	the
' 	[7]:	lazy
' 	[8]:	dog
' 	[9]:	in
' 	[10]:	the
' 	[11]:	barn
' 
' The first occurrence of "the" is at index 0.
' The first occurrence of "the" between index 4 and the end is at index 6.
' The first occurrence of "the" between index 6 and index 11 is at index 6.
' The first occurrence of "the" between index 11 and the end is at index -1.
' 

Remarks

The ArrayList is searched forward starting at startIndex and ending at startIndex plus count minus 1, if count is greater than 0.

This method performs a linear search; therefore, this method is an O(n) operation, where n is count.

This method determines equality by calling Object.Equals.

Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0, this method uses the collection’s objects’ Equals and CompareTo methods on item to determine whether item exists. In the earlier versions of the .NET Framework, this determination was made by using the Equals and CompareTo methods of the item parameter on the objects in the collection.

See Also

Applies to