Basics of Dot Net Collections


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This article helps you to know about Collections in Dot Net. It provides  powerful support for Collections.

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Definition of Dot Net Collections:

Collections is a set of related objects. The Dot Net  Framework offers a many  collections like Array List, Hash Table , Sorted List, Stack and Queue etc. Collections can vary, depending on how the elements are stored, how they are sorted, how searches are performed, and how comparisons are made .All these collections are exists in System.Collections namespace.


Array List  represents an ordered collections of an object that can be indexed individually. It  allows dynamic memory allocation, adding, searching and sorting items in the list. It is an alternative to an array.


     The Hash table provides a  better  way of storage and retrieval of items of the object type.  The Hashtable class provides support for key based searching.


   Sorted List   represents a collections of key/value pairs that are sorted by the keys and are accessible by key and by index. Sorted List a combination of Array List and Hash Table. The collections of items is always sorted by the key value.


Stack  represents a last in first out collections of objects.Stack  supports push and pop methods for adding and removing objects from the collection.


Queue represents a first in first out  collections of objects. Queue supports Enqueue and Dequeue methods for adding and removing objects from the collections.


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