Skip to content
Related Articles

Related Articles

Improve Article

C# | Get an enumerator that iterates through the ListDictionary

  • Last Updated : 01 Feb, 2019

ListDictionary.GetEnumerator method is used to returns an IDictionaryEnumerator that iterates through the ListDictionary.

Syntax:

public System.Collections.IDictionaryEnumerator GetEnumerator ();

Return Value: This method returns an IDictionaryEnumerator for the ListDictionary.

Below programs illustrate the use of ListDictionary.GetEnumerator method:

Example 1:






// C# code to get an IDictionaryEnumerator
// that iterates through the ListDictionary
using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Specialized;
  
class GFG {
  
    // Driver code
    public static void Main()
    {
  
        // Creating a ListDictionary named myDict
        ListDictionary myDict = new ListDictionary();
  
        myDict.Add("Australia", "Canberra");
        myDict.Add("Belgium", "Brussels");
        myDict.Add("Netherlands", "Amsterdam");
        myDict.Add("China", "Beijing");
        myDict.Add("Russia", "Moscow");
        myDict.Add("India", "New Delhi");
  
        // To get an IDictionaryEnumerator
        // for the ListDictionary
        IDictionaryEnumerator myEnumerator = myDict.GetEnumerator();
  
        // If MoveNext passes the end of the
        // collection, the enumerator is positioned
        // after the last element in the collection
        // and MoveNext returns false.
        while (myEnumerator.MoveNext())
            Console.WriteLine(myEnumerator.Key + " --> "
                                  + myEnumerator.Value);
    }
}
Output:
Australia --> Canberra
Belgium --> Brussels
Netherlands --> Amsterdam
China --> Beijing
Russia --> Moscow
India --> New Delhi

Example 2:




// C# code to get an IDictionaryEnumerator
// that iterates through the ListDictionary
using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Specialized;
  
class GFG {
  
    // Driver code
    public static void Main()
    {
  
        // Creating a ListDictionary named myDict
        ListDictionary myDict = new ListDictionary();
  
        // Adding key/value pairs in myDict
        myDict.Add("I", "C");
        myDict.Add("II", "C++");
        myDict.Add("III", "Java");
        myDict.Add("IV", "Python");
        myDict.Add("V", "C#");
  
        // To get an IDictionaryEnumerator
        // for the ListDictionary
        IDictionaryEnumerator myEnumerator = myDict.GetEnumerator();
  
        // If MoveNext passes the end of the
        // collection, the enumerator is positioned
        // after the last element in the collection
        // and MoveNext returns false.
        while (myEnumerator.MoveNext())
            Console.WriteLine(myEnumerator.Key + " --> "
                                  + myEnumerator.Value);
    }
}
Output:
I --> C
II --> C++
III --> Java
IV --> Python
V --> C#

Note:

  • The foreach statement of the C# language hides the complexity of the enumerators. Therefore, using foreach is recommended, instead of directly manipulating the enumerator.
  • Enumerators can be used to read the data in the collection, but they cannot be used to modify the underlying collection.
  • Current returns the same object until either MoveNext or Reset is called. MoveNext sets Current to the next element.
  • An enumerator remains valid as long as the collection remains unchanged. If changes are made to the collection, such as adding, modifying, or deleting elements, the enumerator is irrecoverably invalidated and its behavior is undefined.
  • This method is an O(1) operation.

Reference:




My Personal Notes arrow_drop_up
Recommended Articles
Page :