SortedList SortedList SortedList SortedList Constructors

Definition

Overloads

SortedList() SortedList() SortedList()

Initializes a new instance of the SortedList class that is empty, has the default initial capacity, and is sorted according to the IComparable interface implemented by each key added to the SortedList object.

SortedList(IComparer) SortedList(IComparer) SortedList(IComparer) SortedList(IComparer)

Initializes a new instance of the SortedList class that is empty, has the default initial capacity, and is sorted according to the specified IComparer interface.

SortedList(IDictionary) SortedList(IDictionary) SortedList(IDictionary) SortedList(IDictionary)

Initializes a new instance of the SortedList class that contains elements copied from the specified dictionary, has the same initial capacity as the number of elements copied, and is sorted according to the IComparable interface implemented by each key.

SortedList(Int32) SortedList(Int32) SortedList(Int32) SortedList(Int32)

Initializes a new instance of the SortedList class that is empty, has the specified initial capacity, and is sorted according to the IComparable interface implemented by each key added to the SortedList object.

SortedList(IComparer, Int32) SortedList(IComparer, Int32) SortedList(IComparer, Int32) SortedList(IComparer, Int32)

Initializes a new instance of the SortedList class that is empty, has the specified initial capacity, and is sorted according to the specified IComparer interface.

SortedList(IDictionary, IComparer) SortedList(IDictionary, IComparer) SortedList(IDictionary, IComparer) SortedList(IDictionary, IComparer)

Initializes a new instance of the SortedList class that contains elements copied from the specified dictionary, has the same initial capacity as the number of elements copied, and is sorted according to the specified IComparer interface.

SortedList() SortedList() SortedList()

Initializes a new instance of the SortedList class that is empty, has the default initial capacity, and is sorted according to the IComparable interface implemented by each key added to the SortedList object.

public:
 SortedList();
public SortedList ();
Public Sub New ()

Examples

The following code example creates collections using different SortedList constructors and demonstrates the differences in the behavior of the collections.


// The following code example creates SortedList instances using different constructors
// and demonstrates the differences in the behavior of the SortedList instances.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections;
using namespace System::Globalization;

void PrintKeysAndValues( SortedList^ myList )
{
   Console::WriteLine( "        -KEY-   -VALUE-" );
   for ( int i = 0; i < myList->Count; i++ )
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "        {0,-6}: {1}", myList->GetKey( i ), myList->GetByIndex( i ) );

   }
   Console::WriteLine();
}

int main()
{
   
   // Create a SortedList using the default comparer.
   SortedList^ mySL1 = gcnew SortedList;
   Console::WriteLine( "mySL1 (default):" );
   mySL1->Add( "FIRST", "Hello" );
   mySL1->Add( "SECOND", "World" );
   mySL1->Add( "THIRD", "!" );

   try   { mySL1->Add( "first", "Ola!" ); }
   catch ( ArgumentException^ e ) { Console::WriteLine( e ); }

   PrintKeysAndValues( mySL1 );
   
   // Create a SortedList using the specified case-insensitive comparer.
   SortedList^ mySL2 = gcnew SortedList( gcnew CaseInsensitiveComparer );
   Console::WriteLine( "mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):" );
   mySL2->Add( "FIRST", "Hello" );
   mySL2->Add( "SECOND", "World" );
   mySL2->Add( "THIRD", "!" );

   try   { mySL2->Add( "first", "Ola!" ); }
   catch ( ArgumentException^ e ) { Console::WriteLine( e ); }

   PrintKeysAndValues( mySL2 );
   
   // Create a SortedList using the specified KeyComparer.
   // The KeyComparer uses a case-insensitive hash code provider and a case-insensitive comparer,
   // which are based on the Turkish culture (tr-TR), where "I" is not the uppercase version of "i".
   CultureInfo^ myCul = gcnew CultureInfo( "tr-TR" );
   SortedList^ mySL3 = gcnew SortedList( gcnew CaseInsensitiveComparer( myCul ) );
   Console::WriteLine( "mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):" );
   mySL3->Add( "FIRST", "Hello" );
   mySL3->Add( "SECOND", "World" );
   mySL3->Add( "THIRD", "!" );

   try   { mySL3->Add( "first", "Ola!" ); }
   catch ( ArgumentException^ e ) { Console::WriteLine( e ); }

   PrintKeysAndValues( mySL3 );
   
   // Create a SortedList using the ComparisonType.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase value.
   SortedList^ mySL4 = gcnew SortedList( StringComparer::InvariantCultureIgnoreCase );
   Console::WriteLine( "mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):" );
   mySL4->Add( "FIRST", "Hello" );
   mySL4->Add( "SECOND", "World" );
   mySL4->Add( "THIRD", "!" );

   try   { mySL4->Add( "first", "Ola!" ); }
   catch ( ArgumentException^ e ) { Console::WriteLine( e ); }

   PrintKeysAndValues( mySL4 );

    Console::WriteLine("\n\nHit ENTER to return");
    Console::ReadLine();
}

/* 
This code produces the following output.  Results vary depending on the system's culture settings.

mySL1 (default):
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        first : Ola!
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):
System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first'
   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        first : Ola!
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):
System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first'
   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

*/
using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Globalization;

public class SamplesSortedList
{

    public static void Main()
    {

        // Create a SortedList using the default comparer.
        SortedList mySL1 = new SortedList();
        Console.WriteLine("mySL1 (default):");
        mySL1.Add("FIRST", "Hello");
        mySL1.Add("SECOND", "World");
        mySL1.Add("THIRD", "!");
        try
        {
            mySL1.Add("first", "Ola!");
        }
        catch (ArgumentException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e);
        }
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL1);

        // Create a SortedList using the specified case-insensitive comparer.
        SortedList mySL2 = new SortedList(new CaseInsensitiveComparer());
        Console.WriteLine("mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):");
        mySL2.Add("FIRST", "Hello");
        mySL2.Add("SECOND", "World");
        mySL2.Add("THIRD", "!");
        try
        {
            mySL2.Add("first", "Ola!");
        }
        catch (ArgumentException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e);
        }
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL2);

        // Create a SortedList using the specified CaseInsensitiveComparer,
        // which is based on the Turkish culture (tr-TR), where "I" is not
        // the uppercase version of "i".
        CultureInfo myCul = new CultureInfo("tr-TR");
        SortedList mySL3 = new SortedList(new CaseInsensitiveComparer(myCul));
        Console.WriteLine(
            "mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):");

        mySL3.Add("FIRST", "Hello");
        mySL3.Add("SECOND", "World");
        mySL3.Add("THIRD", "!");
        try
        {
            mySL3.Add("first", "Ola!");
        }
        catch (ArgumentException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e);
        }
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL3);

        // Create a SortedList using the
        // StringComparer.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase value.
        SortedList mySL4 = new SortedList(
            StringComparer.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase);

        Console.WriteLine("mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):");
        mySL4.Add("FIRST", "Hello");
        mySL4.Add("SECOND", "World");
        mySL4.Add("THIRD", "!");
        try
        {
            mySL4.Add("first", "Ola!");
        }
        catch (ArgumentException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e);
        }
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL4);

    }

    public static void PrintKeysAndValues(SortedList myList)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("        -KEY-   -VALUE-");
        for (int i = 0; i < myList.Count; i++)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("        {0,-6}: {1}",
                myList.GetKey(i), myList.GetByIndex(i));
        }
        Console.WriteLine();
    }
}


/* 
This code produces the following output.
Results vary depending on the system's culture settings.

mySL1 (default):
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        first : Ola!
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):
System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first'
   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        first : Ola!
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):
System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first'
   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

*/

Imports System
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Globalization

Public Class SamplesSortedList

    Public Shared Sub Main()

        ' Create a SortedList using the default comparer.
        Dim mySL1 As New SortedList()
        Console.WriteLine("mySL1 (default):")
        mySL1.Add("FIRST", "Hello")
        mySL1.Add("SECOND", "World")
        mySL1.Add("THIRD", "!")
        Try
            mySL1.Add("first", "Ola!")
        Catch e As ArgumentException
            Console.WriteLine(e)
        End Try
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL1)

        ' Create a SortedList using the specified case-insensitive comparer.
        Dim mySL2 As New SortedList(New CaseInsensitiveComparer())
        Console.WriteLine("mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):")
        mySL2.Add("FIRST", "Hello")
        mySL2.Add("SECOND", "World")
        mySL2.Add("THIRD", "!")
        Try
            mySL2.Add("first", "Ola!")
        Catch e As ArgumentException
            Console.WriteLine(e)
        End Try
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL2)

        ' Create a SortedList using the specified CaseInsensitiveComparer,
        ' which is based on the Turkish culture (tr-TR), where "I" is not
        ' the uppercase version of "i".
        Dim myCul As New CultureInfo("tr-TR")
        Dim mySL3 As New SortedList(New CaseInsensitiveComparer(myCul))
        Console.WriteLine("mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):")
        mySL3.Add("FIRST", "Hello")
        mySL3.Add("SECOND", "World")
        mySL3.Add("THIRD", "!")
        Try
            mySL3.Add("first", "Ola!")
        Catch e As ArgumentException
            Console.WriteLine(e)
        End Try
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL3)

        ' Create a SortedList using the
        ' StringComparer.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase value.
        Dim mySL4 As New SortedList( _
            StringComparer.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase)

        Console.WriteLine("mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):")
        mySL4.Add("FIRST", "Hello")
        mySL4.Add("SECOND", "World")
        mySL4.Add("THIRD", "!")
        Try
            mySL4.Add("first", "Ola!")
        Catch e As ArgumentException
            Console.WriteLine(e)
        End Try
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL4)
    End Sub 'Main

    Public Shared Sub PrintKeysAndValues(ByVal myList As SortedList)
        Console.WriteLine("        -KEY-   -VALUE-")
        Dim i As Integer
        For i = 0 To myList.Count - 1
            Console.WriteLine("     {0,-6}: {1}", _
               myList.GetKey(i), myList.GetByIndex(i))
        Next i
        Console.WriteLine()
    End Sub 'PrintKeysAndValues

End Class 'SamplesSortedList


'This code produces the following output.  Results vary depending on the system's culture settings.
'
'mySL1 (default):
'        -KEY-   -VALUE-
'        first : Ola!
'        FIRST : Hello
'        SECOND: World
'        THIRD : !
'
'mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):
'System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first''   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
'   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
'        -KEY-   -VALUE-
'        FIRST : Hello
'        SECOND: World
'        THIRD : !
'
'mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):
'        -KEY-   -VALUE-
'        FIRST : Hello
'        first : Ola!
'        SECOND: World
'        THIRD : !
'
'mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):
'System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first''   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
'   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
'        -KEY-   -VALUE-
'        FIRST : Hello
'        SECOND: World
'        THIRD : !

Remarks

Each key must implement the IComparable interface to be capable of comparisons with every other key in the SortedList object. The elements are sorted according to the IComparable implementation of each key added to the SortedList.

The capacity of a SortedList object is the number of elements that the SortedList can hold. As elements are added to a SortedList, the capacity is automatically increased as required by reallocating the internal array.

If the size of the collection can be estimated, specifying the initial capacity eliminates the need to perform a number of resizing operations while adding elements to the SortedList object.

This constructor is an O(1) operation.

See also

SortedList(IComparer) SortedList(IComparer) SortedList(IComparer) SortedList(IComparer)

Initializes a new instance of the SortedList class that is empty, has the default initial capacity, and is sorted according to the specified IComparer interface.

public:
 SortedList(System::Collections::IComparer ^ comparer);
public SortedList (System.Collections.IComparer comparer);
new System.Collections.SortedList : System.Collections.IComparer -> System.Collections.SortedList
Public Sub New (comparer As IComparer)

Parameters

comparer
IComparer IComparer IComparer IComparer

The IComparer implementation to use when comparing keys.

-or-

null to use the IComparable implementation of each key.

Examples

The following code example creates collections using different SortedList constructors and demonstrates the differences in the behavior of the collections.


// The following code example creates SortedList instances using different constructors
// and demonstrates the differences in the behavior of the SortedList instances.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections;
using namespace System::Globalization;

void PrintKeysAndValues( SortedList^ myList )
{
   Console::WriteLine( "        -KEY-   -VALUE-" );
   for ( int i = 0; i < myList->Count; i++ )
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "        {0,-6}: {1}", myList->GetKey( i ), myList->GetByIndex( i ) );

   }
   Console::WriteLine();
}

int main()
{
   
   // Create a SortedList using the default comparer.
   SortedList^ mySL1 = gcnew SortedList;
   Console::WriteLine( "mySL1 (default):" );
   mySL1->Add( "FIRST", "Hello" );
   mySL1->Add( "SECOND", "World" );
   mySL1->Add( "THIRD", "!" );

   try   { mySL1->Add( "first", "Ola!" ); }
   catch ( ArgumentException^ e ) { Console::WriteLine( e ); }

   PrintKeysAndValues( mySL1 );
   
   // Create a SortedList using the specified case-insensitive comparer.
   SortedList^ mySL2 = gcnew SortedList( gcnew CaseInsensitiveComparer );
   Console::WriteLine( "mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):" );
   mySL2->Add( "FIRST", "Hello" );
   mySL2->Add( "SECOND", "World" );
   mySL2->Add( "THIRD", "!" );

   try   { mySL2->Add( "first", "Ola!" ); }
   catch ( ArgumentException^ e ) { Console::WriteLine( e ); }

   PrintKeysAndValues( mySL2 );
   
   // Create a SortedList using the specified KeyComparer.
   // The KeyComparer uses a case-insensitive hash code provider and a case-insensitive comparer,
   // which are based on the Turkish culture (tr-TR), where "I" is not the uppercase version of "i".
   CultureInfo^ myCul = gcnew CultureInfo( "tr-TR" );
   SortedList^ mySL3 = gcnew SortedList( gcnew CaseInsensitiveComparer( myCul ) );
   Console::WriteLine( "mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):" );
   mySL3->Add( "FIRST", "Hello" );
   mySL3->Add( "SECOND", "World" );
   mySL3->Add( "THIRD", "!" );

   try   { mySL3->Add( "first", "Ola!" ); }
   catch ( ArgumentException^ e ) { Console::WriteLine( e ); }

   PrintKeysAndValues( mySL3 );
   
   // Create a SortedList using the ComparisonType.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase value.
   SortedList^ mySL4 = gcnew SortedList( StringComparer::InvariantCultureIgnoreCase );
   Console::WriteLine( "mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):" );
   mySL4->Add( "FIRST", "Hello" );
   mySL4->Add( "SECOND", "World" );
   mySL4->Add( "THIRD", "!" );

   try   { mySL4->Add( "first", "Ola!" ); }
   catch ( ArgumentException^ e ) { Console::WriteLine( e ); }

   PrintKeysAndValues( mySL4 );

    Console::WriteLine("\n\nHit ENTER to return");
    Console::ReadLine();
}

/* 
This code produces the following output.  Results vary depending on the system's culture settings.

mySL1 (default):
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        first : Ola!
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):
System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first'
   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        first : Ola!
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):
System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first'
   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

*/
using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Globalization;

public class SamplesSortedList
{

    public static void Main()
    {

        // Create a SortedList using the default comparer.
        SortedList mySL1 = new SortedList();
        Console.WriteLine("mySL1 (default):");
        mySL1.Add("FIRST", "Hello");
        mySL1.Add("SECOND", "World");
        mySL1.Add("THIRD", "!");
        try
        {
            mySL1.Add("first", "Ola!");
        }
        catch (ArgumentException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e);
        }
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL1);

        // Create a SortedList using the specified case-insensitive comparer.
        SortedList mySL2 = new SortedList(new CaseInsensitiveComparer());
        Console.WriteLine("mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):");
        mySL2.Add("FIRST", "Hello");
        mySL2.Add("SECOND", "World");
        mySL2.Add("THIRD", "!");
        try
        {
            mySL2.Add("first", "Ola!");
        }
        catch (ArgumentException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e);
        }
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL2);

        // Create a SortedList using the specified CaseInsensitiveComparer,
        // which is based on the Turkish culture (tr-TR), where "I" is not
        // the uppercase version of "i".
        CultureInfo myCul = new CultureInfo("tr-TR");
        SortedList mySL3 = new SortedList(new CaseInsensitiveComparer(myCul));
        Console.WriteLine(
            "mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):");

        mySL3.Add("FIRST", "Hello");
        mySL3.Add("SECOND", "World");
        mySL3.Add("THIRD", "!");
        try
        {
            mySL3.Add("first", "Ola!");
        }
        catch (ArgumentException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e);
        }
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL3);

        // Create a SortedList using the
        // StringComparer.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase value.
        SortedList mySL4 = new SortedList(
            StringComparer.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase);

        Console.WriteLine("mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):");
        mySL4.Add("FIRST", "Hello");
        mySL4.Add("SECOND", "World");
        mySL4.Add("THIRD", "!");
        try
        {
            mySL4.Add("first", "Ola!");
        }
        catch (ArgumentException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e);
        }
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL4);

    }

    public static void PrintKeysAndValues(SortedList myList)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("        -KEY-   -VALUE-");
        for (int i = 0; i < myList.Count; i++)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("        {0,-6}: {1}",
                myList.GetKey(i), myList.GetByIndex(i));
        }
        Console.WriteLine();
    }
}


/* 
This code produces the following output.
Results vary depending on the system's culture settings.

mySL1 (default):
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        first : Ola!
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):
System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first'
   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        first : Ola!
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):
System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first'
   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

*/

Imports System
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Globalization

Public Class SamplesSortedList

    Public Shared Sub Main()

        ' Create a SortedList using the default comparer.
        Dim mySL1 As New SortedList()
        Console.WriteLine("mySL1 (default):")
        mySL1.Add("FIRST", "Hello")
        mySL1.Add("SECOND", "World")
        mySL1.Add("THIRD", "!")
        Try
            mySL1.Add("first", "Ola!")
        Catch e As ArgumentException
            Console.WriteLine(e)
        End Try
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL1)

        ' Create a SortedList using the specified case-insensitive comparer.
        Dim mySL2 As New SortedList(New CaseInsensitiveComparer())
        Console.WriteLine("mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):")
        mySL2.Add("FIRST", "Hello")
        mySL2.Add("SECOND", "World")
        mySL2.Add("THIRD", "!")
        Try
            mySL2.Add("first", "Ola!")
        Catch e As ArgumentException
            Console.WriteLine(e)
        End Try
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL2)

        ' Create a SortedList using the specified CaseInsensitiveComparer,
        ' which is based on the Turkish culture (tr-TR), where "I" is not
        ' the uppercase version of "i".
        Dim myCul As New CultureInfo("tr-TR")
        Dim mySL3 As New SortedList(New CaseInsensitiveComparer(myCul))
        Console.WriteLine("mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):")
        mySL3.Add("FIRST", "Hello")
        mySL3.Add("SECOND", "World")
        mySL3.Add("THIRD", "!")
        Try
            mySL3.Add("first", "Ola!")
        Catch e As ArgumentException
            Console.WriteLine(e)
        End Try
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL3)

        ' Create a SortedList using the
        ' StringComparer.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase value.
        Dim mySL4 As New SortedList( _
            StringComparer.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase)

        Console.WriteLine("mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):")
        mySL4.Add("FIRST", "Hello")
        mySL4.Add("SECOND", "World")
        mySL4.Add("THIRD", "!")
        Try
            mySL4.Add("first", "Ola!")
        Catch e As ArgumentException
            Console.WriteLine(e)
        End Try
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL4)
    End Sub 'Main

    Public Shared Sub PrintKeysAndValues(ByVal myList As SortedList)
        Console.WriteLine("        -KEY-   -VALUE-")
        Dim i As Integer
        For i = 0 To myList.Count - 1
            Console.WriteLine("     {0,-6}: {1}", _
               myList.GetKey(i), myList.GetByIndex(i))
        Next i
        Console.WriteLine()
    End Sub 'PrintKeysAndValues

End Class 'SamplesSortedList


'This code produces the following output.  Results vary depending on the system's culture settings.
'
'mySL1 (default):
'        -KEY-   -VALUE-
'        first : Ola!
'        FIRST : Hello
'        SECOND: World
'        THIRD : !
'
'mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):
'System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first''   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
'   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
'        -KEY-   -VALUE-
'        FIRST : Hello
'        SECOND: World
'        THIRD : !
'
'mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):
'        -KEY-   -VALUE-
'        FIRST : Hello
'        first : Ola!
'        SECOND: World
'        THIRD : !
'
'mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):
'System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first''   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
'   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
'        -KEY-   -VALUE-
'        FIRST : Hello
'        SECOND: World
'        THIRD : !

Remarks

The elements are sorted according to the specified IComparer implementation. If the comparer parameter is null, the IComparable implementation of each key is used; therefore, each key must implement the IComparable interface to be capable of comparisons with every other key in the SortedList object.

The capacity of a SortedList object is the number of elements that the SortedList can hold. As elements are added to a SortedList, the capacity is automatically increased as required by reallocating the internal array.

If the size of the collection can be estimated, specifying the initial capacity eliminates the need to perform a number of resizing operations while adding elements to the SortedList object.

This constructor is an O(1) operation.

See also

SortedList(IDictionary) SortedList(IDictionary) SortedList(IDictionary) SortedList(IDictionary)

Initializes a new instance of the SortedList class that contains elements copied from the specified dictionary, has the same initial capacity as the number of elements copied, and is sorted according to the IComparable interface implemented by each key.

public:
 SortedList(System::Collections::IDictionary ^ d);
public SortedList (System.Collections.IDictionary d);
new System.Collections.SortedList : System.Collections.IDictionary -> System.Collections.SortedList
Public Sub New (d As IDictionary)

Parameters

d
IDictionary IDictionary IDictionary IDictionary

The IDictionary implementation to copy to a new SortedList object.

Exceptions

One or more elements in d do not implement the IComparable interface.

Examples

The following code example creates collections using different SortedList constructors and demonstrates the differences in the behavior of the collections.



using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections;
using namespace System::Globalization;
void PrintKeysAndValues( SortedList^ myList )
{
   Console::WriteLine( "        -KEY-   -VALUE-" );
   for ( int i = 0; i < myList->Count; i++ )
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "        {0,-6}: {1}", myList->GetKey( i ), myList->GetByIndex( i ) );

   }
   Console::WriteLine();
}

int main()
{
   
   // Create the dictionary.
   Hashtable^ myHT = gcnew Hashtable;
   myHT->Add( "FIRST", "Hello" );
   myHT->Add( "SECOND", "World" );
   myHT->Add( "THIRD", "!" );
   
   // Create a SortedList using the default comparer.
   SortedList^ mySL1 = gcnew SortedList( myHT );
   Console::WriteLine( "mySL1 (default):" );
   try
   {
      mySL1->Add( "first", "Ola!" );
   }
   catch ( ArgumentException^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( e );
   }

   PrintKeysAndValues( mySL1 );
   
   // Create a SortedList using the specified case-insensitive comparer.
   SortedList^ mySL2 = gcnew SortedList( myHT,gcnew CaseInsensitiveComparer );
   Console::WriteLine( "mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):" );
   try
   {
      mySL2->Add( "first", "Ola!" );
   }
   catch ( ArgumentException^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( e );
   }

   PrintKeysAndValues( mySL2 );
   
    // Create a SortedList using the specified CaseInsensitiveComparer,
    // which is based on the Turkish culture (tr-TR), where "I" is not
    // the uppercase version of "i".
   CultureInfo^ myCul = gcnew CultureInfo( "tr-TR" );
   SortedList^ mySL3 = gcnew SortedList( myHT, gcnew CaseInsensitiveComparer( myCul ) );
   Console::WriteLine( "mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):" );
   try
   {
      mySL3->Add( "first", "Ola!" );
   }
   catch ( ArgumentException^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( e );
   }

   PrintKeysAndValues( mySL3 );
   
   // Create a SortedList using the ComparisonType.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase value.
   SortedList^ mySL4 = gcnew SortedList( myHT, StringComparer::InvariantCultureIgnoreCase );
   Console::WriteLine( "mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):" );
   try
   {
      mySL4->Add( "first", "Ola!" );
   }
   catch ( ArgumentException^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( e );
   }

   PrintKeysAndValues( mySL4 );
}

/* 
This code produces the following output.  Results vary depending on the system's culture settings.

mySL1 (default):
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        first : Ola!
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):
System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first'
   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        first : Ola!
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):
System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first'
   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

*/
using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Globalization;

public class SamplesSortedList
{

    public static void Main()
    {

        // Create the dictionary.
        Hashtable myHT = new Hashtable();
        myHT.Add("FIRST", "Hello");
        myHT.Add("SECOND", "World");
        myHT.Add("THIRD", "!");

        // Create a SortedList using the default comparer.
        SortedList mySL1 = new SortedList(myHT);
        Console.WriteLine("mySL1 (default):");
        try
        {
            mySL1.Add("first", "Ola!");
        }
        catch (ArgumentException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e);
        }
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL1);

        // Create a SortedList using the specified case-insensitive comparer.
        SortedList mySL2 = new SortedList(myHT, new CaseInsensitiveComparer());
        Console.WriteLine("mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):");
        try
        {
            mySL2.Add("first", "Ola!");
        }
        catch (ArgumentException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e);
        }
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL2);

        // Create a SortedList using the specified CaseInsensitiveComparer,
        // which is based on the Turkish culture (tr-TR), where "I" is not
        // the uppercase version of "i".
        CultureInfo myCul = new CultureInfo("tr-TR");
        SortedList mySL3 = new SortedList(myHT, new CaseInsensitiveComparer(myCul));
        Console.WriteLine("mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):");
        try
        {
            mySL3.Add("first", "Ola!");
        }
        catch (ArgumentException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e);
        }
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL3);

        // Create a SortedList using the
        // StringComparer.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase value.
        SortedList mySL4 = new SortedList(
            myHT, StringComparer.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase);

        Console.WriteLine("mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):");
        try
        {
            mySL4.Add("first", "Ola!");
        }
        catch (ArgumentException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e);
        }
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL4);

    }

    public static void PrintKeysAndValues(SortedList myList)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("        -KEY-   -VALUE-");
        for (int i = 0; i < myList.Count; i++)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("        {0,-6}: {1}", 
                myList.GetKey(i), myList.GetByIndex(i));
        }
        Console.WriteLine();
    }
}


/* 
This code produces the following output.  Results vary depending on the system's culture settings.

mySL1 (default):
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        first : Ola!
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):
System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first'
   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        first : Ola!
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):
System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first'
   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

*/

Imports System
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Globalization

Public Class SamplesSortedList

    Public Shared Sub Main()

        ' Create the dictionary.
        Dim myHT As New Hashtable()
        myHT.Add("FIRST", "Hello")
        myHT.Add("SECOND", "World")
        myHT.Add("THIRD", "!")

        ' Create a SortedList using the default comparer.
        Dim mySL1 As New SortedList(myHT)
        Console.WriteLine("mySL1 (default):")
        Try
            mySL1.Add("first", "Ola!")
        Catch e As ArgumentException
            Console.WriteLine(e)
        End Try
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL1)

        ' Create a SortedList using the specified case-insensitive comparer.
        Dim mySL2 As New SortedList(myHT, New CaseInsensitiveComparer())
        Console.WriteLine("mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):")
        Try
            mySL2.Add("first", "Ola!")
        Catch e As ArgumentException
            Console.WriteLine(e)
        End Try
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL2)

        ' Create a SortedList using the specified CaseInsensitiveComparer,
        ' which is based on the Turkish culture (tr-TR), where "I" is not
        ' the uppercase version of "i".
        Dim myCul As New CultureInfo("tr-TR")
        Dim mySL3 As New SortedList(myHT, New CaseInsensitiveComparer(myCul))
        Console.WriteLine("mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):")
        Try
            mySL3.Add("first", "Ola!")
        Catch e As ArgumentException
            Console.WriteLine(e)
        End Try
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL3)

        ' Create a SortedList using the 
        ' StringComparer.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase value.
        Dim mySL4 As New SortedList(myHT, StringComparer.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase)
        Console.WriteLine("mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):")
        Try
            mySL4.Add("first", "Ola!")
        Catch e As ArgumentException
            Console.WriteLine(e)
        End Try
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL4)

    End Sub 'Main

    Public Shared Sub PrintKeysAndValues(ByVal myList As SortedList)
        Console.WriteLine("        -KEY-   -VALUE-")
        Dim i As Integer
        For i = 0 To myList.Count - 1
            Console.WriteLine("        {0,-6}: {1}", _
                myList.GetKey(i), myList.GetByIndex(i))
        Next i
        Console.WriteLine()
    End Sub 'PrintKeysAndValues

End Class 'SamplesSortedList


'This code produces the following output.  Results vary depending on the system's culture settings.
'
'mySL1 (default):
'        -KEY-   -VALUE-
'        first : Ola!
'        FIRST : Hello
'        SECOND: World
'        THIRD : !
'
'mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):
'System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first''   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
'   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
'        -KEY-   -VALUE-
'        FIRST : Hello
'        SECOND: World
'        THIRD : !
'
'mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):
'        -KEY-   -VALUE-
'        FIRST : Hello
'        first : Ola!
'        SECOND: World
'        THIRD : !
'
'mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):
'System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first''   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
'   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
'        -KEY-   -VALUE-
'        FIRST : Hello
'        SECOND: World
'        THIRD : !

Remarks

Each key must implement the IComparable interface to be capable of comparisons with every other key in the SortedList object. The elements are sorted according to the IComparable implementation of each key added to the SortedList.

A Hashtable object is an example of an IDictionary implementation that can be passed to this constructor. The new SortedList object contains a copy of the keys and values stored in the Hashtable.

The capacity of a SortedList object is the number of elements that the SortedList can hold. As elements are added to a SortedList, the capacity is automatically increased as required by reallocating the internal array.

If the size of the collection can be estimated, specifying the initial capacity eliminates the need to perform a number of resizing operations while adding elements to the SortedList object.

This constructor is an O(n) operation, where n is the number of elements in d.

See also

SortedList(Int32) SortedList(Int32) SortedList(Int32) SortedList(Int32)

Initializes a new instance of the SortedList class that is empty, has the specified initial capacity, and is sorted according to the IComparable interface implemented by each key added to the SortedList object.

public:
 SortedList(int initialCapacity);
public SortedList (int initialCapacity);
new System.Collections.SortedList : int -> System.Collections.SortedList
Public Sub New (initialCapacity As Integer)

Parameters

initialCapacity
Int32 Int32 Int32 Int32

The initial number of elements that the SortedList object can contain.

Exceptions

There is not enough available memory to create a SortedList object with the specified initialCapacity.

Examples

The following code example creates collections using different SortedList constructors and demonstrates the differences in the behavior of the collections.

// The following code example creates SortedList instances using different constructors
// and demonstrates the differences in the behavior of the SortedList instances.



using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections;
using namespace System::Globalization;
void PrintKeysAndValues( SortedList^ myList )
{
   Console::WriteLine( "        Capacity is {0}.", myList->Capacity );
   Console::WriteLine( "        -KEY-   -VALUE-" );
   for ( int i = 0; i < myList->Count; i++ )
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "        {0,-6}: {1}", myList->GetKey( i ), myList->GetByIndex( i ) );

   }
   Console::WriteLine();
}

int main()
{
   
   // Create a SortedList using the default comparer.
   SortedList^ mySL1 = gcnew SortedList( 3 );
   Console::WriteLine( "mySL1 (default):" );
   mySL1->Add( "FIRST", "Hello" );
   mySL1->Add( "SECOND", "World" );
   mySL1->Add( "THIRD", "!" );
   try
   {
      mySL1->Add( "first", "Ola!" );
   }
   catch ( ArgumentException^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( e );
   }

   PrintKeysAndValues( mySL1 );
   
   // Create a SortedList using the specified case-insensitive comparer.
   SortedList^ mySL2 = gcnew SortedList( gcnew CaseInsensitiveComparer,3 );
   Console::WriteLine( "mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):" );
   mySL2->Add( "FIRST", "Hello" );
   mySL2->Add( "SECOND", "World" );
   mySL2->Add( "THIRD", "!" );
   try
   {
      mySL2->Add( "first", "Ola!" );
   }
   catch ( ArgumentException^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( e );
   }

   PrintKeysAndValues( mySL2 );
   
    // Create a SortedList using the specified CaseInsensitiveComparer,
    // which is based on the Turkish culture (tr-TR), where "I" is not
    // the uppercase version of "i".
    CultureInfo^ myCul = gcnew CultureInfo("tr-TR");
    SortedList^ mySL3 = gcnew SortedList(gcnew CaseInsensitiveComparer(myCul), 3);

	Console::WriteLine("mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):");

    mySL3->Add("FIRST", "Hello");
    mySL3->Add("SECOND", "World");
    mySL3->Add("THIRD", "!");
    try
    {
        mySL3->Add("first", "Ola!");
    }
    catch (ArgumentException^ e)
    {
		Console::WriteLine(e);
    }
    PrintKeysAndValues(mySL3);

    // Create a SortedList using the
    // StringComparer.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase value.
   SortedList^ mySL4 = gcnew SortedList( StringComparer::InvariantCultureIgnoreCase, 3 );
   Console::WriteLine( "mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):" );
   mySL4->Add( "FIRST", "Hello" );
   mySL4->Add( "SECOND", "World" );
   mySL4->Add( "THIRD", "!" );
   try
   {
      mySL4->Add( "first", "Ola!" );
   }
   catch ( ArgumentException^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( e );
   }

   PrintKeysAndValues( mySL4 );
}

/* 
This code produces the following output.  Results vary depending on the system's culture settings.

mySL1 (default):
        Capacity is 6.
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        first : Ola!
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):
System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first'
   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
        Capacity is 3.
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):
        Capacity is 6.
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        first : Ola!
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):
System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first'
   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
        Capacity is 3.
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

*/
using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Globalization;

public class SamplesSortedList
{

    public static void Main()
    {

        // Create a SortedList using the default comparer.
        SortedList mySL1 = new SortedList( 3 );
        Console.WriteLine("mySL1 (default):");
        mySL1.Add("FIRST", "Hello");
        mySL1.Add("SECOND", "World");
        mySL1.Add("THIRD", "!");
        try
        {
            mySL1.Add("first", "Ola!");
        }
        catch (ArgumentException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e);
        }
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL1);

        // Create a SortedList using the specified case-insensitive comparer.
        SortedList mySL2 = new SortedList(new CaseInsensitiveComparer(), 3);
        Console.WriteLine("mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):");
        mySL2.Add("FIRST", "Hello");
        mySL2.Add("SECOND", "World");
        mySL2.Add("THIRD", "!");
        try
        {
            mySL2.Add("first", "Ola!");
        }
        catch (ArgumentException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e);
        }
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL2);

        // Create a SortedList using the specified CaseInsensitiveComparer,
        // which is based on the Turkish culture (tr-TR), where "I" is not
        // the uppercase version of "i".
        CultureInfo myCul = new CultureInfo("tr-TR");
        SortedList mySL3 = 
            new SortedList(new CaseInsensitiveComparer(myCul), 3);

        Console.WriteLine(
            "mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):");

        mySL3.Add("FIRST", "Hello");
        mySL3.Add("SECOND", "World");
        mySL3.Add("THIRD", "!");
        try
        {
            mySL3.Add("first", "Ola!");
        }
        catch (ArgumentException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e);
        }
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL3);

        // Create a SortedList using the
        // StringComparer.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase value.
        SortedList mySL4 = new SortedList(
            StringComparer.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase, 3);

        Console.WriteLine("mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):");
        mySL4.Add("FIRST", "Hello");
        mySL4.Add("SECOND", "World");
        mySL4.Add("THIRD", "!");
        try
        {
            mySL4.Add("first", "Ola!");
        }
        catch (ArgumentException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e);
        }
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL4);

    }

    public static void PrintKeysAndValues(SortedList myList)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("        -KEY-   -VALUE-");
        for (int i = 0; i < myList.Count; i++)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("        {0,-6}: {1}",
                myList.GetKey(i), myList.GetByIndex(i));
        }
        Console.WriteLine();
    }
}


/* 
This code produces the following output.
Results vary depending on the system's culture settings.

mySL1 (default):
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        first : Ola!
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):
System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first'
   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        first : Ola!
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):
System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first'
   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

*/

Imports System
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Globalization

Public Class SamplesSortedList

    Public Shared Sub Main()

        ' Create a SortedList using the default comparer.
        Dim mySL1 As New SortedList( 3 )
        Console.WriteLine("mySL1 (default):")
        mySL1.Add("FIRST", "Hello")
        mySL1.Add("SECOND", "World")
        mySL1.Add("THIRD", "!")
        Try
            mySL1.Add("first", "Ola!")
        Catch e As ArgumentException
            Console.WriteLine(e)
        End Try
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL1)

        ' Create a SortedList using the specified case-insensitive comparer.
        Dim mySL2 As New SortedList(New CaseInsensitiveComparer(), 3)
        Console.WriteLine("mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):")
        mySL2.Add("FIRST", "Hello")
        mySL2.Add("SECOND", "World")
        mySL2.Add("THIRD", "!")
        Try
            mySL2.Add("first", "Ola!")
        Catch e As ArgumentException
            Console.WriteLine(e)
        End Try
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL2)

        ' Create a SortedList using the specified CaseInsensitiveComparer,
        ' which is based on the Turkish culture (tr-TR), where "I" is not
        ' the uppercase version of "i".
        Dim myCul As New CultureInfo("tr-TR")
        Dim mySL3 As New SortedList(New CaseInsensitiveComparer(myCul), 3)
        Console.WriteLine("mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):")
        mySL3.Add("FIRST", "Hello")
        mySL3.Add("SECOND", "World")
        mySL3.Add("THIRD", "!")
        Try
            mySL3.Add("first", "Ola!")
        Catch e As ArgumentException
            Console.WriteLine(e)
        End Try
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL3)

        ' Create a SortedList using the
        ' StringComparer.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase value.
        Dim mySL4 As New SortedList( _
            StringComparer.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase, 3)

        Console.WriteLine("mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):")
        mySL4.Add("FIRST", "Hello")
        mySL4.Add("SECOND", "World")
        mySL4.Add("THIRD", "!")
        Try
            mySL4.Add("first", "Ola!")
        Catch e As ArgumentException
            Console.WriteLine(e)
        End Try
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL4)
    End Sub 'Main

    Public Shared Sub PrintKeysAndValues(ByVal myList As SortedList)
        Console.WriteLine("        -KEY-   -VALUE-")
        Dim i As Integer
        For i = 0 To myList.Count - 1
            Console.WriteLine("     {0,-6}: {1}", _
               myList.GetKey(i), myList.GetByIndex(i))
        Next i
        Console.WriteLine()
    End Sub 'PrintKeysAndValues

End Class 'SamplesSortedList


'This code produces the following output.  Results vary depending on the system's culture settings.
'
'mySL1 (default):
'        -KEY-   -VALUE-
'        first : Ola!
'        FIRST : Hello
'        SECOND: World
'        THIRD : !
'
'mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):
'System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first''   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
'   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
'        -KEY-   -VALUE-
'        FIRST : Hello
'        SECOND: World
'        THIRD : !
'
'mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):
'        -KEY-   -VALUE-
'        FIRST : Hello
'        first : Ola!
'        SECOND: World
'        THIRD : !
'
'mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):
'System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first''   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
'   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
'        -KEY-   -VALUE-
'        FIRST : Hello
'        SECOND: World
'        THIRD : !

Remarks

Each key must implement the IComparable interface to be capable of comparisons with every other key in the SortedList object. The elements are sorted according to the IComparable implementation of each key added to the SortedList.

The capacity of a SortedList object is the number of elements that the SortedList can hold. As elements are added to a SortedList, the capacity is automatically increased as required by reallocating the internal array.

If the size of the collection can be estimated, specifying the initial capacity eliminates the need to perform a number of resizing operations while adding elements to the SortedList object.

This constructor is an O(n) operation, where n is initialCapacity.

See also

SortedList(IComparer, Int32) SortedList(IComparer, Int32) SortedList(IComparer, Int32) SortedList(IComparer, Int32)

Initializes a new instance of the SortedList class that is empty, has the specified initial capacity, and is sorted according to the specified IComparer interface.

public:
 SortedList(System::Collections::IComparer ^ comparer, int capacity);
public SortedList (System.Collections.IComparer comparer, int capacity);
new System.Collections.SortedList : System.Collections.IComparer * int -> System.Collections.SortedList
Public Sub New (comparer As IComparer, capacity As Integer)

Parameters

comparer
IComparer IComparer IComparer IComparer

The IComparer implementation to use when comparing keys.

-or-

null to use the IComparable implementation of each key.

capacity
Int32 Int32 Int32 Int32

The initial number of elements that the SortedList object can contain.

Exceptions

There is not enough available memory to create a SortedList object with the specified capacity.

Examples

The following code example creates collections using different SortedList constructors and demonstrates the differences in the behavior of the collections.

// The following code example creates SortedList instances using different constructors
// and demonstrates the differences in the behavior of the SortedList instances.



using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections;
using namespace System::Globalization;
void PrintKeysAndValues( SortedList^ myList )
{
   Console::WriteLine( "        Capacity is {0}.", myList->Capacity );
   Console::WriteLine( "        -KEY-   -VALUE-" );
   for ( int i = 0; i < myList->Count; i++ )
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "        {0,-6}: {1}", myList->GetKey( i ), myList->GetByIndex( i ) );

   }
   Console::WriteLine();
}

int main()
{
   
   // Create a SortedList using the default comparer.
   SortedList^ mySL1 = gcnew SortedList( 3 );
   Console::WriteLine( "mySL1 (default):" );
   mySL1->Add( "FIRST", "Hello" );
   mySL1->Add( "SECOND", "World" );
   mySL1->Add( "THIRD", "!" );
   try
   {
      mySL1->Add( "first", "Ola!" );
   }
   catch ( ArgumentException^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( e );
   }

   PrintKeysAndValues( mySL1 );
   
   // Create a SortedList using the specified case-insensitive comparer.
   SortedList^ mySL2 = gcnew SortedList( gcnew CaseInsensitiveComparer,3 );
   Console::WriteLine( "mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):" );
   mySL2->Add( "FIRST", "Hello" );
   mySL2->Add( "SECOND", "World" );
   mySL2->Add( "THIRD", "!" );
   try
   {
      mySL2->Add( "first", "Ola!" );
   }
   catch ( ArgumentException^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( e );
   }

   PrintKeysAndValues( mySL2 );
   
    // Create a SortedList using the specified CaseInsensitiveComparer,
    // which is based on the Turkish culture (tr-TR), where "I" is not
    // the uppercase version of "i".
    CultureInfo^ myCul = gcnew CultureInfo("tr-TR");
    SortedList^ mySL3 = gcnew SortedList(gcnew CaseInsensitiveComparer(myCul), 3);

	Console::WriteLine("mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):");

    mySL3->Add("FIRST", "Hello");
    mySL3->Add("SECOND", "World");
    mySL3->Add("THIRD", "!");
    try
    {
        mySL3->Add("first", "Ola!");
    }
    catch (ArgumentException^ e)
    {
		Console::WriteLine(e);
    }
    PrintKeysAndValues(mySL3);

    // Create a SortedList using the
    // StringComparer.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase value.
   SortedList^ mySL4 = gcnew SortedList( StringComparer::InvariantCultureIgnoreCase, 3 );
   Console::WriteLine( "mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):" );
   mySL4->Add( "FIRST", "Hello" );
   mySL4->Add( "SECOND", "World" );
   mySL4->Add( "THIRD", "!" );
   try
   {
      mySL4->Add( "first", "Ola!" );
   }
   catch ( ArgumentException^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( e );
   }

   PrintKeysAndValues( mySL4 );
}

/* 
This code produces the following output.  Results vary depending on the system's culture settings.

mySL1 (default):
        Capacity is 6.
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        first : Ola!
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):
System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first'
   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
        Capacity is 3.
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):
        Capacity is 6.
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        first : Ola!
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):
System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first'
   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
        Capacity is 3.
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

*/
using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Globalization;

public class SamplesSortedList
{

    public static void Main()
    {

        // Create a SortedList using the default comparer.
        SortedList mySL1 = new SortedList( 3 );
        Console.WriteLine("mySL1 (default):");
        mySL1.Add("FIRST", "Hello");
        mySL1.Add("SECOND", "World");
        mySL1.Add("THIRD", "!");
        try
        {
            mySL1.Add("first", "Ola!");
        }
        catch (ArgumentException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e);
        }
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL1);

        // Create a SortedList using the specified case-insensitive comparer.
        SortedList mySL2 = new SortedList(new CaseInsensitiveComparer(), 3);
        Console.WriteLine("mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):");
        mySL2.Add("FIRST", "Hello");
        mySL2.Add("SECOND", "World");
        mySL2.Add("THIRD", "!");
        try
        {
            mySL2.Add("first", "Ola!");
        }
        catch (ArgumentException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e);
        }
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL2);

        // Create a SortedList using the specified CaseInsensitiveComparer,
        // which is based on the Turkish culture (tr-TR), where "I" is not
        // the uppercase version of "i".
        CultureInfo myCul = new CultureInfo("tr-TR");
        SortedList mySL3 = 
            new SortedList(new CaseInsensitiveComparer(myCul), 3);

        Console.WriteLine(
            "mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):");

        mySL3.Add("FIRST", "Hello");
        mySL3.Add("SECOND", "World");
        mySL3.Add("THIRD", "!");
        try
        {
            mySL3.Add("first", "Ola!");
        }
        catch (ArgumentException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e);
        }
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL3);

        // Create a SortedList using the
        // StringComparer.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase value.
        SortedList mySL4 = new SortedList(
            StringComparer.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase, 3);

        Console.WriteLine("mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):");
        mySL4.Add("FIRST", "Hello");
        mySL4.Add("SECOND", "World");
        mySL4.Add("THIRD", "!");
        try
        {
            mySL4.Add("first", "Ola!");
        }
        catch (ArgumentException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e);
        }
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL4);

    }

    public static void PrintKeysAndValues(SortedList myList)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("        -KEY-   -VALUE-");
        for (int i = 0; i < myList.Count; i++)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("        {0,-6}: {1}",
                myList.GetKey(i), myList.GetByIndex(i));
        }
        Console.WriteLine();
    }
}


/* 
This code produces the following output.
Results vary depending on the system's culture settings.

mySL1 (default):
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        first : Ola!
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):
System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first'
   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        first : Ola!
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):
System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first'
   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

*/

Imports System
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Globalization

Public Class SamplesSortedList

    Public Shared Sub Main()

        ' Create a SortedList using the default comparer.
        Dim mySL1 As New SortedList( 3 )
        Console.WriteLine("mySL1 (default):")
        mySL1.Add("FIRST", "Hello")
        mySL1.Add("SECOND", "World")
        mySL1.Add("THIRD", "!")
        Try
            mySL1.Add("first", "Ola!")
        Catch e As ArgumentException
            Console.WriteLine(e)
        End Try
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL1)

        ' Create a SortedList using the specified case-insensitive comparer.
        Dim mySL2 As New SortedList(New CaseInsensitiveComparer(), 3)
        Console.WriteLine("mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):")
        mySL2.Add("FIRST", "Hello")
        mySL2.Add("SECOND", "World")
        mySL2.Add("THIRD", "!")
        Try
            mySL2.Add("first", "Ola!")
        Catch e As ArgumentException
            Console.WriteLine(e)
        End Try
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL2)

        ' Create a SortedList using the specified CaseInsensitiveComparer,
        ' which is based on the Turkish culture (tr-TR), where "I" is not
        ' the uppercase version of "i".
        Dim myCul As New CultureInfo("tr-TR")
        Dim mySL3 As New SortedList(New CaseInsensitiveComparer(myCul), 3)
        Console.WriteLine("mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):")
        mySL3.Add("FIRST", "Hello")
        mySL3.Add("SECOND", "World")
        mySL3.Add("THIRD", "!")
        Try
            mySL3.Add("first", "Ola!")
        Catch e As ArgumentException
            Console.WriteLine(e)
        End Try
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL3)

        ' Create a SortedList using the
        ' StringComparer.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase value.
        Dim mySL4 As New SortedList( _
            StringComparer.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase, 3)

        Console.WriteLine("mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):")
        mySL4.Add("FIRST", "Hello")
        mySL4.Add("SECOND", "World")
        mySL4.Add("THIRD", "!")
        Try
            mySL4.Add("first", "Ola!")
        Catch e As ArgumentException
            Console.WriteLine(e)
        End Try
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL4)
    End Sub 'Main

    Public Shared Sub PrintKeysAndValues(ByVal myList As SortedList)
        Console.WriteLine("        -KEY-   -VALUE-")
        Dim i As Integer
        For i = 0 To myList.Count - 1
            Console.WriteLine("     {0,-6}: {1}", _
               myList.GetKey(i), myList.GetByIndex(i))
        Next i
        Console.WriteLine()
    End Sub 'PrintKeysAndValues

End Class 'SamplesSortedList


'This code produces the following output.  Results vary depending on the system's culture settings.
'
'mySL1 (default):
'        -KEY-   -VALUE-
'        first : Ola!
'        FIRST : Hello
'        SECOND: World
'        THIRD : !
'
'mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):
'System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first''   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
'   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
'        -KEY-   -VALUE-
'        FIRST : Hello
'        SECOND: World
'        THIRD : !
'
'mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):
'        -KEY-   -VALUE-
'        FIRST : Hello
'        first : Ola!
'        SECOND: World
'        THIRD : !
'
'mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):
'System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first''   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
'   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
'        -KEY-   -VALUE-
'        FIRST : Hello
'        SECOND: World
'        THIRD : !

Remarks

The elements are sorted according to the specified IComparer implementation. If the comparer parameter is null, the IComparable implementation of each key is used; therefore, each key must implement the IComparable interface to be capable of comparisons with every other key in the SortedList object.

The capacity of a SortedList object is the number of elements that the SortedList can hold. As elements are added to a SortedList, the capacity is automatically increased as required by reallocating the internal array.

If the size of the collection can be estimated, specifying the initial capacity eliminates the need to perform a number of resizing operations while adding elements to the SortedList object.

This constructor is an O(n) operation, where n is capacity.

See also

SortedList(IDictionary, IComparer) SortedList(IDictionary, IComparer) SortedList(IDictionary, IComparer) SortedList(IDictionary, IComparer)

Initializes a new instance of the SortedList class that contains elements copied from the specified dictionary, has the same initial capacity as the number of elements copied, and is sorted according to the specified IComparer interface.

public:
 SortedList(System::Collections::IDictionary ^ d, System::Collections::IComparer ^ comparer);
public SortedList (System.Collections.IDictionary d, System.Collections.IComparer comparer);
new System.Collections.SortedList : System.Collections.IDictionary * System.Collections.IComparer -> System.Collections.SortedList
Public Sub New (d As IDictionary, comparer As IComparer)

Parameters

d
IDictionary IDictionary IDictionary IDictionary

The IDictionary implementation to copy to a new SortedList object.

comparer
IComparer IComparer IComparer IComparer

The IComparer implementation to use when comparing keys.

-or-

null to use the IComparable implementation of each key.

Exceptions

comparer is null, and one or more elements in d do not implement the IComparable interface.

Examples

The following code example creates collections using different SortedList constructors and demonstrates the differences in the behavior of the collections.



using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections;
using namespace System::Globalization;
void PrintKeysAndValues( SortedList^ myList )
{
   Console::WriteLine( "        -KEY-   -VALUE-" );
   for ( int i = 0; i < myList->Count; i++ )
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "        {0,-6}: {1}", myList->GetKey( i ), myList->GetByIndex( i ) );

   }
   Console::WriteLine();
}

int main()
{
   
   // Create the dictionary.
   Hashtable^ myHT = gcnew Hashtable;
   myHT->Add( "FIRST", "Hello" );
   myHT->Add( "SECOND", "World" );
   myHT->Add( "THIRD", "!" );
   
   // Create a SortedList using the default comparer.
   SortedList^ mySL1 = gcnew SortedList( myHT );
   Console::WriteLine( "mySL1 (default):" );
   try
   {
      mySL1->Add( "first", "Ola!" );
   }
   catch ( ArgumentException^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( e );
   }

   PrintKeysAndValues( mySL1 );
   
   // Create a SortedList using the specified case-insensitive comparer.
   SortedList^ mySL2 = gcnew SortedList( myHT,gcnew CaseInsensitiveComparer );
   Console::WriteLine( "mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):" );
   try
   {
      mySL2->Add( "first", "Ola!" );
   }
   catch ( ArgumentException^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( e );
   }

   PrintKeysAndValues( mySL2 );
   
    // Create a SortedList using the specified CaseInsensitiveComparer,
    // which is based on the Turkish culture (tr-TR), where "I" is not
    // the uppercase version of "i".
   CultureInfo^ myCul = gcnew CultureInfo( "tr-TR" );
   SortedList^ mySL3 = gcnew SortedList( myHT, gcnew CaseInsensitiveComparer( myCul ) );
   Console::WriteLine( "mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):" );
   try
   {
      mySL3->Add( "first", "Ola!" );
   }
   catch ( ArgumentException^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( e );
   }

   PrintKeysAndValues( mySL3 );
   
   // Create a SortedList using the ComparisonType.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase value.
   SortedList^ mySL4 = gcnew SortedList( myHT, StringComparer::InvariantCultureIgnoreCase );
   Console::WriteLine( "mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):" );
   try
   {
      mySL4->Add( "first", "Ola!" );
   }
   catch ( ArgumentException^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( e );
   }

   PrintKeysAndValues( mySL4 );
}

/* 
This code produces the following output.  Results vary depending on the system's culture settings.

mySL1 (default):
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        first : Ola!
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):
System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first'
   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        first : Ola!
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):
System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first'
   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

*/
using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Globalization;

public class SamplesSortedList
{

    public static void Main()
    {

        // Create the dictionary.
        Hashtable myHT = new Hashtable();
        myHT.Add("FIRST", "Hello");
        myHT.Add("SECOND", "World");
        myHT.Add("THIRD", "!");

        // Create a SortedList using the default comparer.
        SortedList mySL1 = new SortedList(myHT);
        Console.WriteLine("mySL1 (default):");
        try
        {
            mySL1.Add("first", "Ola!");
        }
        catch (ArgumentException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e);
        }
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL1);

        // Create a SortedList using the specified case-insensitive comparer.
        SortedList mySL2 = new SortedList(myHT, new CaseInsensitiveComparer());
        Console.WriteLine("mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):");
        try
        {
            mySL2.Add("first", "Ola!");
        }
        catch (ArgumentException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e);
        }
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL2);

        // Create a SortedList using the specified CaseInsensitiveComparer,
        // which is based on the Turkish culture (tr-TR), where "I" is not
        // the uppercase version of "i".
        CultureInfo myCul = new CultureInfo("tr-TR");
        SortedList mySL3 = new SortedList(myHT, new CaseInsensitiveComparer(myCul));
        Console.WriteLine("mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):");
        try
        {
            mySL3.Add("first", "Ola!");
        }
        catch (ArgumentException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e);
        }
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL3);

        // Create a SortedList using the
        // StringComparer.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase value.
        SortedList mySL4 = new SortedList(
            myHT, StringComparer.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase);

        Console.WriteLine("mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):");
        try
        {
            mySL4.Add("first", "Ola!");
        }
        catch (ArgumentException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(e);
        }
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL4);

    }

    public static void PrintKeysAndValues(SortedList myList)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("        -KEY-   -VALUE-");
        for (int i = 0; i < myList.Count; i++)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("        {0,-6}: {1}", 
                myList.GetKey(i), myList.GetByIndex(i));
        }
        Console.WriteLine();
    }
}


/* 
This code produces the following output.  Results vary depending on the system's culture settings.

mySL1 (default):
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        first : Ola!
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):
System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first'
   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        first : Ola!
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):
System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first'
   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
        -KEY-   -VALUE-
        FIRST : Hello
        SECOND: World
        THIRD : !

*/

Imports System
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Globalization

Public Class SamplesSortedList

    Public Shared Sub Main()

        ' Create the dictionary.
        Dim myHT As New Hashtable()
        myHT.Add("FIRST", "Hello")
        myHT.Add("SECOND", "World")
        myHT.Add("THIRD", "!")

        ' Create a SortedList using the default comparer.
        Dim mySL1 As New SortedList(myHT)
        Console.WriteLine("mySL1 (default):")
        Try
            mySL1.Add("first", "Ola!")
        Catch e As ArgumentException
            Console.WriteLine(e)
        End Try
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL1)

        ' Create a SortedList using the specified case-insensitive comparer.
        Dim mySL2 As New SortedList(myHT, New CaseInsensitiveComparer())
        Console.WriteLine("mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):")
        Try
            mySL2.Add("first", "Ola!")
        Catch e As ArgumentException
            Console.WriteLine(e)
        End Try
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL2)

        ' Create a SortedList using the specified CaseInsensitiveComparer,
        ' which is based on the Turkish culture (tr-TR), where "I" is not
        ' the uppercase version of "i".
        Dim myCul As New CultureInfo("tr-TR")
        Dim mySL3 As New SortedList(myHT, New CaseInsensitiveComparer(myCul))
        Console.WriteLine("mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):")
        Try
            mySL3.Add("first", "Ola!")
        Catch e As ArgumentException
            Console.WriteLine(e)
        End Try
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL3)

        ' Create a SortedList using the 
        ' StringComparer.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase value.
        Dim mySL4 As New SortedList(myHT, StringComparer.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase)
        Console.WriteLine("mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):")
        Try
            mySL4.Add("first", "Ola!")
        Catch e As ArgumentException
            Console.WriteLine(e)
        End Try
        PrintKeysAndValues(mySL4)

    End Sub 'Main

    Public Shared Sub PrintKeysAndValues(ByVal myList As SortedList)
        Console.WriteLine("        -KEY-   -VALUE-")
        Dim i As Integer
        For i = 0 To myList.Count - 1
            Console.WriteLine("        {0,-6}: {1}", _
                myList.GetKey(i), myList.GetByIndex(i))
        Next i
        Console.WriteLine()
    End Sub 'PrintKeysAndValues

End Class 'SamplesSortedList


'This code produces the following output.  Results vary depending on the system's culture settings.
'
'mySL1 (default):
'        -KEY-   -VALUE-
'        first : Ola!
'        FIRST : Hello
'        SECOND: World
'        THIRD : !
'
'mySL2 (case-insensitive comparer):
'System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first''   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
'   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
'        -KEY-   -VALUE-
'        FIRST : Hello
'        SECOND: World
'        THIRD : !
'
'mySL3 (case-insensitive comparer, Turkish culture):
'        -KEY-   -VALUE-
'        FIRST : Hello
'        first : Ola!
'        SECOND: World
'        THIRD : !
'
'mySL4 (InvariantCultureIgnoreCase):
'System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added.  Key in dictionary: 'FIRST'  Key being added: 'first''   at System.Collections.SortedList.Add(Object key, Object value)
'   at SamplesSortedList.Main()
'        -KEY-   -VALUE-
'        FIRST : Hello
'        SECOND: World
'        THIRD : !

Remarks

The elements are sorted according to the specified IComparer implementation. If the comparer parameter is null, the IComparable implementation of each key is used; therefore, each key must implement the IComparable interface to be capable of comparisons with every other key in the SortedList object.

A Hashtable object is an example of an IDictionary implementation that can be passed to this constructor. The new SortedList object contains a copy of the keys and values stored in the Hashtable.

The capacity of a SortedList object is the number of elements that the SortedList can hold. As elements are added to a SortedList, the capacity is automatically increased as required by reallocating the internal array.

If the size of the collection can be estimated, specifying the initial capacity eliminates the need to perform a number of resizing operations while adding elements to the SortedList object.

This constructor is an O(n) operation, where n is the number of elements in d.

See also

Applies to