OrderedDictionary.Add(Object, Object) OrderedDictionary.Add(Object, Object) OrderedDictionary.Add(Object, Object) OrderedDictionary.Add(Object, Object) Method

Definition

Adds an entry with the specified key and value into the OrderedDictionary collection with the lowest available index.

public:
 virtual void Add(System::Object ^ key, System::Object ^ value);
public void Add (object key, object value);
abstract member Add : obj * obj -> unit
override this.Add : obj * obj -> unit
Public Sub Add (key As Object, value As Object)

Parameters

key
Object Object Object Object

The key of the entry to add.

value
Object Object Object Object

The value of the entry to add. This value can be null.

Implements

Exceptions

An element with the same key already exists in the OrderedDictionary collection.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates the creation and population of an OrderedDictionary collection. This code is part of a larger code example that can be viewed at OrderedDictionary.

// Creates and initializes a OrderedDictionary.
OrderedDictionary^ myOrderedDictionary = gcnew OrderedDictionary();
myOrderedDictionary->Add("testKey1", "testValue1");
myOrderedDictionary->Add("testKey2", "testValue2");
myOrderedDictionary->Add("keyToDelete", "valueToDelete");
myOrderedDictionary->Add("testKey3", "testValue3");

ICollection^ keyCollection = myOrderedDictionary->Keys;
ICollection^ valueCollection = myOrderedDictionary->Values;

// Display the contents using the key and value collections
DisplayContents(keyCollection, valueCollection, myOrderedDictionary->Count);
// Creates and initializes a OrderedDictionary.
OrderedDictionary myOrderedDictionary = new OrderedDictionary();
myOrderedDictionary.Add("testKey1", "testValue1");
myOrderedDictionary.Add("testKey2", "testValue2");
myOrderedDictionary.Add("keyToDelete", "valueToDelete");
myOrderedDictionary.Add("testKey3", "testValue3");

ICollection keyCollection = myOrderedDictionary.Keys;
ICollection valueCollection = myOrderedDictionary.Values;

// Display the contents using the key and value collections
DisplayContents(keyCollection, valueCollection, myOrderedDictionary.Count);
' Creates and initializes a OrderedDictionary.
Dim myOrderedDictionary As New OrderedDictionary()
myOrderedDictionary.Add("testKey1", "testValue1")
myOrderedDictionary.Add("testKey2", "testValue2")
myOrderedDictionary.Add("keyToDelete", "valueToDelete")
myOrderedDictionary.Add("testKey3", "testValue3")

Dim keyCollection As ICollection = myOrderedDictionary.Keys
Dim valueCollection As ICollection = myOrderedDictionary.Values

' Display the contents Imports the key and value collections
DisplayContents( _
    keyCollection, valueCollection, myOrderedDictionary.Count)

Remarks

A key cannot be null, but a value can be.

You can also use the Item[Object] property to add new elements by setting the value of a key that does not exist in the OrderedDictionary collection; however, if the specified key already exists in the OrderedDictionary, setting the Item[Object] property overwrites the old value. In contrast, the Add method does not modify existing elements but instead throws ArgumentException.

Applies to