Queue.Peek Queue.Peek Queue.Peek Queue.Peek Method

Definition

Returns the object at the beginning of the Queue without removing it.

public:
 virtual System::Object ^ Peek();
public virtual object Peek ();
abstract member Peek : unit -> obj
override this.Peek : unit -> obj
Public Overridable Function Peek () As Object

Returns

The object at the beginning of the Queue.

Exceptions

Examples

The following example shows how to add elements to the Queue, remove elements from the Queue, or view the element at the beginning of the Queue.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections;
void PrintValues( IEnumerable^ myCollection );
int main()
{
   
   // Creates and initializes a new Queue.
   Queue^ myQ = gcnew Queue;
   myQ->Enqueue( "The" );
   myQ->Enqueue( "quick" );
   myQ->Enqueue( "brown" );
   myQ->Enqueue( "fox" );
   
   // Displays the Queue.
   Console::Write( "Queue values:" );
   PrintValues( myQ );
   
   // Removes an element from the Queue.
   Console::WriteLine( "(Dequeue)\t{0}", myQ->Dequeue() );
   
   // Displays the Queue.
   Console::Write( "Queue values:" );
   PrintValues( myQ );
   
   // Removes another element from the Queue.
   Console::WriteLine( "(Dequeue)\t{0}", myQ->Dequeue() );
   
   // Displays the Queue.
   Console::Write( "Queue values:" );
   PrintValues( myQ );
   
   // Views the first element in the Queue but does not remove it.
   Console::WriteLine( "(Peek)   \t{0}", myQ->Peek() );
   
   // Displays the Queue.
   Console::Write( "Queue values:" );
   PrintValues( myQ );
}

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

   Console::WriteLine();
}

/* 
 This code produces the following output.
 
 Queue values:    The    quick    brown    fox
 (Dequeue)       The
 Queue values:    quick    brown    fox
 (Dequeue)       quick
 Queue values:    brown    fox
 (Peek)          brown
 Queue values:    brown    fox

 */
using System;
using System.Collections;
public class SamplesQueue  {

   public static void Main()  {

      // Creates and initializes a new Queue.
      Queue myQ = new Queue();
      myQ.Enqueue( "The" );
      myQ.Enqueue( "quick" );
      myQ.Enqueue( "brown" );
      myQ.Enqueue( "fox" );

      // Displays the Queue.
      Console.Write( "Queue values:" );
      PrintValues( myQ );

      // Removes an element from the Queue.
      Console.WriteLine( "(Dequeue)\t{0}", myQ.Dequeue() );

      // Displays the Queue.
      Console.Write( "Queue values:" );
      PrintValues( myQ );

      // Removes another element from the Queue.
      Console.WriteLine( "(Dequeue)\t{0}", myQ.Dequeue() );

      // Displays the Queue.
      Console.Write( "Queue values:" );
      PrintValues( myQ );

      // Views the first element in the Queue but does not remove it.
      Console.WriteLine( "(Peek)   \t{0}", myQ.Peek() );

      // Displays the Queue.
      Console.Write( "Queue values:" );
      PrintValues( myQ );
   }

   public static void PrintValues( IEnumerable myCollection )  {
      foreach ( Object obj in myCollection )
         Console.Write( "    {0}", obj );
      Console.WriteLine();
   }
}
/* 
This code produces the following output.

Queue values:    The    quick    brown    fox
(Dequeue)       The
Queue values:    quick    brown    fox
(Dequeue)       quick
Queue values:    brown    fox
(Peek)          brown
Queue values:    brown    fox

*/ 
Imports System
Imports System.Collections
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic


Public Class SamplesQueue
    
    
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        
        ' Creates and initializes a new Queue.
        Dim myQ As New Queue()
        myQ.Enqueue("The")
        myQ.Enqueue("quick")
        myQ.Enqueue("brown")
        myQ.Enqueue("fox")
        
        ' Displays the Queue.
        Console.Write("Queue values:")
        PrintValues(myQ)
        
        ' Removes an element from the Queue.
        Console.WriteLine("(Dequeue)    {0}", myQ.Dequeue())
        
        ' Displays the Queue.
        Console.Write("Queue values:")
        PrintValues(myQ)
        
        ' Removes another element from the Queue.
        Console.WriteLine("(Dequeue)    {0}", myQ.Dequeue())
        
        ' Displays the Queue.
        Console.Write("Queue values:")
        PrintValues(myQ)
        
        ' Views the first element in the Queue but does not remove it.
        Console.WriteLine("(Peek)       {0}", myQ.Peek())
        
        ' Displays the Queue.
        Console.Write("Queue values:")
        PrintValues(myQ)
    End Sub 'Main

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

End Class 'SamplesQueue


' This code produces the following output.
' 
' Queue values:    The    quick    brown    fox
' (Dequeue)    The
' Queue values:    quick    brown    fox
' (Dequeue)    quick
' Queue values:    brown    fox
' (Peek)       brown
' Queue values:    brown    fox

Remarks

This method is similar to the Dequeue method, but Peek does not modify the Queue.

null can be added to the Queue as a value. To distinguish between a null value and the end of the Queue, check the Count property or catch the InvalidOperationException, which is thrown when the Queue is empty.

This method is an O(1) operation.

Applies to

See also