C# | Check if a SortedList object contains a specific value
SortedList class is a collection of (key, value) pairs which are sorted according to keys. Those pairs can be accessible by key and as well as by index(zero-based indexing). This comes under System.Collections namespace. SortedList.ContainsValue(Object) method is used to check whether a SortedList object contains a specific value or not.
- A SortedList element can be accessed by its key or by its index.
- A SortedList object internally maintains two arrays to store the elements of the list, i.e, one array for the keys and another array for the associated values.
- A key cannot be null, but a value can be.
- The capacity of a SortedList object is the number of elements the SortedList can hold.
- A SortedList does not allow duplicate keys.
- Operations on a SortedList object tend to be slower than operations on a Hashtable object because of the sorting.
- Elements in this collection can be accessed using an integer index. Indexes in this collection are zero-based.
public virtual bool ContainsValue (object value);
Here, value is the value to locate in the SortedList objec and it can be null.
Return Value: This method returns True if the SortedList object contains an element with the specified value, otherwise it returns False.
Below programs illustrate the use of SortedList.ContainsValue(Object) Method:
- The values of the elements of the SortedList object are compared to the specified value using the Equals method.
- This method performs a linear search, therefore, the average execution time is proportional to Count, i.e, this method is an O(n) operation, where n is Count.