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C# | Converting an array of one type to an array of another type
  • Last Updated : 01 Feb, 2019

Array.ConvertAll(TInput[], Converter<TInput, TOutput>) Method is used to convert an array of one type to an array of another type.

Syntax:

public static TOutput[] ConvertAll<TInput,TOutput> (TInput[] array, 
Converter<TInput,TOutput> converter);

Here, TInput and TOutput is the source array and target array respectively.

Parameters:

array: It is the one-dimensional, zero-based Array to convert to a target type.
converter: It is a Converter that converts each element from one type to another type.



Return Value: This method returns an array of the target type containing the converted elements from the source array.

Exception: This method throws ArgumentNullException if the array is null or converter is null.

Below programs illustrate the use of Array.ConvertAll(TInput[], Converter<TInput, TOutput>) Method

Example 1:




// C# program to demonstrate
// Array.ConvertAll() Method
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
  
public class GFG {
  
    // Main Method
    public static void Main()
    {
  
        try {
  
            // Creating and initializing
            // new the Array of int
            int[] myArr = {10, 20, 30, 40};
  
            // Display the values of the myArr.
            Console.WriteLine("Initial Array:");
  
            // calling the PrintIndexAndValues()
            // method to print
            PrintIndexAndValues(myArr);
  
            // converting int myArr to String conarr
            String[] conarr = Array.ConvertAll(myArr, 
              new Converter<int, String>(intToString));
  
            // Display the values of the myArr.
            Console.WriteLine("Converted Array:");
  
            // calling the PrintIndexAndValues()
            // method to print
            PrintIndexAndValues(conarr);
        }
        catch (ArgumentNullException e) {
  
            Console.Write("Exception Thrown: ");
            Console.Write("{0}", e.GetType(), e.Message);
        }
    }
  
    // Defining the method
    // PrintIndexAndValues
    public static void PrintIndexAndValues(String[] myArr)
    {
        for (int i = 0; i < myArr.Length; i++) {
  
            Console.WriteLine("{0}", myArr[i]);
        }
        Console.WriteLine();
    }
  
    // Defining the method
    // PrintIndexAndValues
    public static void PrintIndexAndValues(int[] myArr)
    {
        for (int i = 0; i < myArr.Length; i++) {
  
            Console.WriteLine("{0}", myArr[i]);
        }
        Console.WriteLine();
    }
  
    // Defining the method
    // intToString
    public static String intToString(int pf)
    {
        return pf.ToString();
    }
}
Output:
Initial Array:
10
20
30
40

Converted Array:
10
20
30
40

Example 2:




// C# program to demonstrate
// Array.ConvertAll() Method
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
  
public class GFG {
  
    // Main Method
    public static void Main()
    {
  
        try {
  
            // Creating and initializing new 
            // the Array of int with null value
            int[] myArr = null;
  
            // converting int myArr to String conarr
            String[] conarr = Array.ConvertAll(myArr, 
             new Converter<int, String>(intToString));
  
            // calling the PrintIndexAndValues()
            // method to print
            PrintIndexAndValues(conarr);
        }
        catch (ArgumentNullException e) {
  
            Console.Write("Exception Thrown: ");
            Console.Write("{0}", e.GetType(), e.Message);
        }
    }
  
    // Defining the method
    // PrintIndexAndValues
    public static void PrintIndexAndValues(String[] myArr)
    {
        for (int i = 0; i < myArr.Length; i++) {
  
            Console.WriteLine("{0}", myArr[i]);
        }
        Console.WriteLine();
    }
  
    // Defining the method
    // intToString
    public static String intToString(int pf)
    {
        return pf.ToString();
    }
}
Output:
Exception Thrown: System.ArgumentNullException

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