Tuple<(Of <(T1, T2, T3, T4, T5>)>) Class

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Represents a 5-tuple, or quintuple.

Inheritance Hierarchy

System..::.Object
System..::.Tuple<(Of <(T1, T2, T3, T4, T5>)>)

Namespace: System
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

Syntax

Public Class Tuple(Of T1, T2, T3, T4, T5) _
    Implements IStructuralComparable, IStructuralEquatable, IComparable
public class Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5> : IStructuralComparable, 
    IStructuralEquatable, IComparable

Type Parameters

  • T1
    The type of the tuple's first component.
  • T2
    The type of the tuple's second component.
  • T3
    The type of the tuple's third component.
  • T4
    The type of the tuple's fourth component.
  • T5
    The type of the tuple's fifth component.

The Tuple<(Of <(T1, T2, T3, T4, T5>)>) type exposes the following members.

Constructors

Name Description
Tuple<(Of <(T1, T2, T3, T4, T5>)>) Initializes a new instance of the Tuple<(Of <(T1, T2, T3, T4, T5>)>) class.

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Properties

Name Description
Item1 Gets the value of the current Tuple<(Of <(T1, T2, T3, T4, T5>)>) object's first component.
Item2 Gets the value of the current Tuple<(Of <(T1, T2, T3, T4, T5>)>) object's second component.
Item3 Gets the value of the current Tuple<(Of <(T1, T2, T3, T4, T5>)>) object's third component.
Item4 Gets the value of the current Tuple<(Of <(T1, T2, T3, T4, T5>)>) object's fourth component.
Item5 Gets the value of the current Tuple<(Of <(T1, T2, T3, T4, T5>)>) object's fifth component.

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Methods

Name Description
Equals Returns a value that indicates whether the current Tuple<(Of <(T1, T2, T3, T4, T5>)>) object is equal to a specified object. (Overrides Object..::.Equals(Object).)
Finalize Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
GetHashCode Returns the hash code for the current Tuple<(Of <(T1, T2, T3, T4, T5>)>) object. (Overrides Object..::.GetHashCode()()().)
GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
ToString Returns a string that represents the value of this Tuple<(Of <(T1, T2, T3, T4, T5>)>) instance. (Overrides Object..::.ToString()()().)

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Explicit Interface Implementations

Name Description
IComparable..::.CompareTo Compares the current Tuple<(Of <(T1, T2, T3, T4, T5>)>) object to a specified object and returns an integer that indicates whether the current object is before, after, or in the same position as the specified object in the sort order.
IStructuralComparable..::.CompareTo Compares the current Tuple<(Of <(T1, T2, T3, T4, T5>)>) object to a specified object by using a specified comparer and returns an integer that indicates whether the current object is before, after, or in the same position as the specified object in the sort order.
IStructuralEquatable..::.Equals Returns a value that indicates whether the current Tuple<(Of <(T1, T2, T3, T4, T5>)>) object is equal to a specified object based on a specified comparison method.
IStructuralEquatable..::.GetHashCode Calculates the hash code for the current Tuple<(Of <(T1, T2, T3, T4, T5>)>) object by using a specified computation method.

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Remarks

A tuple is a data structure that has a specific number and sequence of values. The Tuple<(Of <(T1, T2, T3, T4, T5>)>) class represents a 5-tuple, or quintuple, which is a tuple that has five components.

You can instantiate a Tuple<(Of <(T1, T2, T3, T4, T5>)>) object by calling either the Tuple<(Of <(T1, T2, T3, T4, T5>)>) constructor or the static Tuple..::.Create<(Of <(T1, T2, T3, T4, T5>)>)(T1, T2, T3, T4, T5) method. You can retrieve the value of the tuple's components by using the read-only Item1, Item2, Item3, Item4, and Item5 instance properties.

Tuples are commonly used in four different ways:

  • To represent a single set of data. For example, a tuple can represent a database record, and its components can represent individual fields of the record.

  • To provide easy access to, and manipulation of, a data set. The following example defines an array of Tuple<(Of <(T1, T2, T3, T4, T5>)>) objects that contain the names of running backs in American football, the number of games in which they played, and the number of carries, total yards gained, and touchdowns scored during those games. The array is passed to the ComputeStatistics method, which calculates each running back's number of carries per game, average yards per game, average yards per carry, and average number of touchdowns per attempt.

  • To return multiple values from a method without the use of out parameters (in C#) or ByRef parameters (in Visual Basic). For example, the previous example returns its computed statistics, along with the name of the player, in an array of Tuple<(Of <(T1, T2, T3, T4, T5>)>) objects.

  • To pass multiple values to a method through a single parameter. For example, the Thread..::.Start(Object) method has a single parameter that lets you supply one value to the method that the thread executes at startup. If you supply a Tuple<(Of <(T1, T2, T3, T4, T5>)>) object as the method argument, you can supply the thread’s startup routine with five items of data.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See Also

Reference

System Namespace

Tuple

Tuple<(Of <(T1>)>)

Tuple<(Of <(T1, T2>)>)

Tuple<(Of <(T1, T2, T3>)>)

Tuple<(Of <(T1, T2, T3, T4>)>)

Tuple<(Of <(T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6>)>)

Tuple<(Of <(T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7>)>)

Tuple<(Of <(T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7, TRest>)>)