ArrayList.LastIndexOf ArrayList.LastIndexOf ArrayList.LastIndexOf ArrayList.LastIndexOf Method

Definition

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

Overloads

LastIndexOf(Object) LastIndexOf(Object) LastIndexOf(Object) LastIndexOf(Object)

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

LastIndexOf(Object, Int32) LastIndexOf(Object, Int32) LastIndexOf(Object, Int32) LastIndexOf(Object, Int32)

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

LastIndexOf(Object, Int32, Int32) LastIndexOf(Object, Int32, Int32) LastIndexOf(Object, Int32, Int32) LastIndexOf(Object, Int32, Int32)

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

LastIndexOf(Object) LastIndexOf(Object) LastIndexOf(Object) LastIndexOf(Object)

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

public:
 virtual int LastIndexOf(System::Object ^ value);
public virtual int LastIndexOf (object value);
abstract member LastIndexOf : obj -> int
override this.LastIndexOf : obj -> int
Public Overridable Function LastIndexOf (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 last occurrence of value within the entire the ArrayList, if found; otherwise, -1.

Examples

The following code example shows how to determine the index of the last 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 );
   
   // Searches for the last occurrence of the duplicated value.
   String^ myString = "the";
   int myIndex = myAL->LastIndexOf( myString );
   Console::WriteLine( "The last occurrence of \"{0}\" is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex );
   
   // Searches for the last occurrence of the duplicated value in the first section of the ArrayList.
   myIndex = myAL->LastIndexOf( myString, 8 );
   Console::WriteLine( "The last occurrence of \"{0}\" between the start and index 8 is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex );
   
   // Searches for the last occurrence of the duplicated value in a section of the ArrayList.  Note that the start index is greater than the end index because the search is done backward.
   myIndex = myAL->LastIndexOf( myString, 10, 6 );
   Console::WriteLine( "The last occurrence of \"{0}\" between index 10 and index 5 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 last occurrence of "the" is at index 10.
 The last occurrence of "the" between the start and index 8 is at index 6.
 The last occurrence of "the" between index 10 and index 5 is at index 10.
 */
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 );

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

      // Searches for the last occurrence of the duplicated value in the first section of the ArrayList.
      myIndex = myAL.LastIndexOf( myString, 8 );
      Console.WriteLine( "The last occurrence of \"{0}\" between the start and index 8 is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex );

      // Searches for the last occurrence of the duplicated value in a section of the ArrayList.  Note that the start index is greater than the end index because the search is done backward.
      myIndex = myAL.LastIndexOf( myString, 10, 6 );
      Console.WriteLine( "The last occurrence of \"{0}\" between index 10 and index 5 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 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 last occurrence of "the" is at index 10.
The last occurrence of "the" between the start and index 8 is at index 6.
The last occurrence of "the" between index 10 and index 5 is at index 10.
*/ 
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)
      
      ' Searches for the last occurrence of the duplicated value.
      Dim myString As [String] = "the"
      Dim myIndex As Integer = myAL.LastIndexOf(myString)
      Console.WriteLine("The last occurrence of ""{0}"" is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex)
      
      ' Searches for the last occurrence of the duplicated value in the first section of the ArrayList.
      myIndex = myAL.LastIndexOf(myString, 8)
      Console.WriteLine("The last occurrence of ""{0}"" between the start and index 8 is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex)
      
      ' Searches for the last occurrence of the duplicated value in a section of the ArrayList.  Note that the start index is greater than the end index because the search is done backward.
      myIndex = myAL.LastIndexOf(myString, 10, 6)
      Console.WriteLine("The last occurrence of ""{0}"" between index 10 and index 5 is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex)
   End Sub 'Main
   
   
   Public Shared Sub PrintIndexAndValues(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 last occurrence of "the" is at index 10.
' The last occurrence of "the" between the start and index 8 is at index 6.
' The last occurrence of "the" between index 10 and index 5 is at index 10.

Remarks

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

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

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

LastIndexOf(Object, Int32) LastIndexOf(Object, Int32) LastIndexOf(Object, Int32) LastIndexOf(Object, Int32)

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

public:
 virtual int LastIndexOf(System::Object ^ value, int startIndex);
public virtual int LastIndexOf (object value, int startIndex);
abstract member LastIndexOf : obj * int -> int
override this.LastIndexOf : obj * int -> int
Public Overridable Function LastIndexOf (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 backward search.

Returns

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

Exceptions

Examples

The following code example shows how to determine the index of the last 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 );
   
   // Searches for the last occurrence of the duplicated value.
   String^ myString = "the";
   int myIndex = myAL->LastIndexOf( myString );
   Console::WriteLine( "The last occurrence of \"{0}\" is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex );
   
   // Searches for the last occurrence of the duplicated value in the first section of the ArrayList.
   myIndex = myAL->LastIndexOf( myString, 8 );
   Console::WriteLine( "The last occurrence of \"{0}\" between the start and index 8 is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex );
   
   // Searches for the last occurrence of the duplicated value in a section of the ArrayList.  Note that the start index is greater than the end index because the search is done backward.
   myIndex = myAL->LastIndexOf( myString, 10, 6 );
   Console::WriteLine( "The last occurrence of \"{0}\" between index 10 and index 5 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 last occurrence of "the" is at index 10.
 The last occurrence of "the" between the start and index 8 is at index 6.
 The last occurrence of "the" between index 10 and index 5 is at index 10.
 */
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 );

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

      // Searches for the last occurrence of the duplicated value in the first section of the ArrayList.
      myIndex = myAL.LastIndexOf( myString, 8 );
      Console.WriteLine( "The last occurrence of \"{0}\" between the start and index 8 is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex );

      // Searches for the last occurrence of the duplicated value in a section of the ArrayList.  Note that the start index is greater than the end index because the search is done backward.
      myIndex = myAL.LastIndexOf( myString, 10, 6 );
      Console.WriteLine( "The last occurrence of \"{0}\" between index 10 and index 5 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 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 last occurrence of "the" is at index 10.
The last occurrence of "the" between the start and index 8 is at index 6.
The last occurrence of "the" between index 10 and index 5 is at index 10.
*/ 
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)
      
      ' Searches for the last occurrence of the duplicated value.
      Dim myString As [String] = "the"
      Dim myIndex As Integer = myAL.LastIndexOf(myString)
      Console.WriteLine("The last occurrence of ""{0}"" is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex)
      
      ' Searches for the last occurrence of the duplicated value in the first section of the ArrayList.
      myIndex = myAL.LastIndexOf(myString, 8)
      Console.WriteLine("The last occurrence of ""{0}"" between the start and index 8 is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex)
      
      ' Searches for the last occurrence of the duplicated value in a section of the ArrayList.  Note that the start index is greater than the end index because the search is done backward.
      myIndex = myAL.LastIndexOf(myString, 10, 6)
      Console.WriteLine("The last occurrence of ""{0}"" between index 10 and index 5 is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex)
   End Sub 'Main
   
   
   Public Shared Sub PrintIndexAndValues(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 last occurrence of "the" is at index 10.
' The last occurrence of "the" between the start and index 8 is at index 6.
' The last occurrence of "the" between index 10 and index 5 is at index 10.

Remarks

The ArrayList is searched backward starting at startIndex and ending at the first element.

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

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

LastIndexOf(Object, Int32, Int32) LastIndexOf(Object, Int32, Int32) LastIndexOf(Object, Int32, Int32) LastIndexOf(Object, Int32, Int32)

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

public:
 virtual int LastIndexOf(System::Object ^ value, int startIndex, int count);
public virtual int LastIndexOf (object value, int startIndex, int count);
abstract member LastIndexOf : obj * int * int -> int
override this.LastIndexOf : obj * int * int -> int
Public Overridable Function LastIndexOf (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 backward search.

count
Int32 Int32 Int32 Int32

The number of elements in the section to search.

Returns

The zero-based index of the last occurrence of value within the range of elements in the ArrayList that contains count number of elements and ends at startIndex, 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 last occurrence of a specified element. Note that LastIndexOf is a backward search; therefore, count must be less than or equal to startIndex + 1.

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 );
   
   // Searches for the last occurrence of the duplicated value.
   String^ myString = "the";
   int myIndex = myAL->LastIndexOf( myString );
   Console::WriteLine( "The last occurrence of \"{0}\" is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex );
   
   // Searches for the last occurrence of the duplicated value in the first section of the ArrayList.
   myIndex = myAL->LastIndexOf( myString, 8 );
   Console::WriteLine( "The last occurrence of \"{0}\" between the start and index 8 is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex );
   
   // Searches for the last occurrence of the duplicated value in a section of the ArrayList.  Note that the start index is greater than the end index because the search is done backward.
   myIndex = myAL->LastIndexOf( myString, 10, 6 );
   Console::WriteLine( "The last occurrence of \"{0}\" between index 10 and index 5 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 last occurrence of "the" is at index 10.
 The last occurrence of "the" between the start and index 8 is at index 6.
 The last occurrence of "the" between index 10 and index 5 is at index 10.
 */
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 );

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

      // Searches for the last occurrence of the duplicated value in the first section of the ArrayList.
      myIndex = myAL.LastIndexOf( myString, 8 );
      Console.WriteLine( "The last occurrence of \"{0}\" between the start and index 8 is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex );

      // Searches for the last occurrence of the duplicated value in a section of the ArrayList.  Note that the start index is greater than the end index because the search is done backward.
      myIndex = myAL.LastIndexOf( myString, 10, 6 );
      Console.WriteLine( "The last occurrence of \"{0}\" between index 10 and index 5 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 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 last occurrence of "the" is at index 10.
The last occurrence of "the" between the start and index 8 is at index 6.
The last occurrence of "the" between index 10 and index 5 is at index 10.
*/ 
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)
      
      ' Searches for the last occurrence of the duplicated value.
      Dim myString As [String] = "the"
      Dim myIndex As Integer = myAL.LastIndexOf(myString)
      Console.WriteLine("The last occurrence of ""{0}"" is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex)
      
      ' Searches for the last occurrence of the duplicated value in the first section of the ArrayList.
      myIndex = myAL.LastIndexOf(myString, 8)
      Console.WriteLine("The last occurrence of ""{0}"" between the start and index 8 is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex)
      
      ' Searches for the last occurrence of the duplicated value in a section of the ArrayList.  Note that the start index is greater than the end index because the search is done backward.
      myIndex = myAL.LastIndexOf(myString, 10, 6)
      Console.WriteLine("The last occurrence of ""{0}"" between index 10 and index 5 is at index {1}.", myString, myIndex)
   End Sub 'Main
   
   
   Public Shared Sub PrintIndexAndValues(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 last occurrence of "the" is at index 10.
' The last occurrence of "the" between the start and index 8 is at index 6.
' The last occurrence of "the" between index 10 and index 5 is at index 10.

Remarks

The ArrayList is searched backward starting at startIndex and ending at startIndex minus count plus 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