List<T>.ConvertAll(Converter<T,TOutput>) List<T>.ConvertAll(Converter<T,TOutput>) List<T>.ConvertAll(Converter<T,TOutput>) List<T>.ConvertAll(Converter<T,TOutput>) Method

Definition

Converts the elements in the current List<T> to another type, and returns a list containing the converted elements.

public:
generic <typename TOutput>
 System::Collections::Generic::List<TOutput> ^ ConvertAll(Converter<T, TOutput> ^ converter);
public System.Collections.Generic.List<TOutput> ConvertAll<TOutput> (Converter<T,TOutput> converter);
member this.ConvertAll : Converter<'T, 'Output> -> System.Collections.Generic.List<'Output>
Public Function ConvertAll(Of TOutput) (converter As Converter(Of T, TOutput)) As List(Of TOutput)
Type Parameters
TOutput

The type of the elements of the target array.

Parameters
converter
Converter<T,TOutput>

A Converter<TInput,TOutput> delegate that converts each element from one type to another type.

Returns
List<TOutput>

A List<T> of the target type containing the converted elements from the current List<T>.

Exceptions

Examples

The following example defines a method named PointFToPoint that converts a PointF structure to a Point structure. The example then creates a List<T> of PointF structures, creates a Converter\<PointF, Point> delegate (Converter(Of PointF, Point) in Visual Basic) to represent the PointFToPoint method, and passes the delegate to the ConvertAll method. The ConvertAll method passes each element of the input list to the PointFToPoint method and puts the converted elements into a new list of Point structures. Both lists are displayed.

#using <System.Drawing.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Drawing;
using namespace System::Collections::Generic;

Point PointFToPoint(PointF pf)
{
    return Point((int) pf.X, (int) pf.Y);
};

void main()
{
    List<PointF>^ lpf = gcnew List<PointF>();

    lpf->Add(PointF(27.8F, 32.62F));
    lpf->Add(PointF(99.3F, 147.273F));
    lpf->Add(PointF(7.5F, 1412.2F));

    Console::WriteLine();
    for each(PointF p in lpf)
    {
        Console::WriteLine(p);
    }

    List<Point>^ lp = 
        lpf->ConvertAll<Point>(
            gcnew Converter<PointF, Point>(PointFToPoint)
        );

    Console::WriteLine();
    for each(Point p in lp)
    {
        Console::WriteLine(p);
    }
}

/* This code example produces the following output:

{X=27.8, Y=32.62}
{X=99.3, Y=147.273}
{X=7.5, Y=1412.2}

{X=27,Y=32}
{X=99,Y=147}
{X=7,Y=1412}
 */
using System;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Collections.Generic;

public class Example
{
    public static void Main()
    {
        List<PointF> lpf = new List<PointF>();

        lpf.Add(new PointF(27.8F, 32.62F));
        lpf.Add(new PointF(99.3F, 147.273F));
        lpf.Add(new PointF(7.5F, 1412.2F));

        Console.WriteLine();
        foreach( PointF p in lpf )
        {
            Console.WriteLine(p);
        }

        List<Point> lp = lpf.ConvertAll( 
            new Converter<PointF, Point>(PointFToPoint));

        Console.WriteLine();
        foreach( Point p in lp )
        {
            Console.WriteLine(p);
        }
    }

    public static Point PointFToPoint(PointF pf)
    {
        return new Point(((int) pf.X), ((int) pf.Y));
    }
}

/* This code example produces the following output:

{X=27.8, Y=32.62}
{X=99.3, Y=147.273}
{X=7.5, Y=1412.2}

{X=27,Y=32}
{X=99,Y=147}
{X=7,Y=1412}
 */
Imports System
Imports System.Drawing
Imports System.Collections.Generic

Public Class Example

    Public Shared Sub Main()

        Dim lpf As New List(Of PointF)

        lpf.Add(New PointF(27.8, 32.62))
        lpf.Add(New PointF(99.3, 147.273))
        lpf.Add(New PointF(7.5, 1412.2))

        Console.WriteLine()
        For Each p As PointF In lpf
            Console.WriteLine(p)
        Next

        Dim lp As List(Of Point) = lpf.ConvertAll( _
            New Converter(Of PointF, Point)(AddressOf PointFToPoint))

        Console.WriteLine()
        For Each p As Point In lp
            Console.WriteLine(p)
        Next

    End Sub

    Public Shared Function PointFToPoint(ByVal pf As PointF) _
        As Point

        Return New Point(CInt(pf.X), CInt(pf.Y))
    End Function
End Class

' This code example produces the following output:
'
'{X=27.8, Y=32.62}
'{X=99.3, Y=147.273}
'{X=7.5, Y=1412.2}
'
'{X=28,Y=33}
'{X=99,Y=147}
'{X=8,Y=1412}

Remarks

The Converter<TInput,TOutput> is a delegate to a method that converts an object to the target type. The elements of the current List<T> are individually passed to the Converter<TInput,TOutput> delegate, and the converted elements are saved in the new List<T>.

The current List<T> remains unchanged.

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

Applies to

See Also