Category Archives: arrays

Use Array methods in C#

The example Sort and search arrays in C# shows how to use two useful Array methods: Sort and BinarySearch. This example demonstrates some other useful Array methods. For simplicity, this example uses arrays of characters to demonstrate the Array methods, … Continue reading

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Puzzle: Zero rows and columns in an array in C#

This puzzle is given as a coding example in the book Cracking the Coding Interview by Gayle Laakmann McDowell. The puzzle is: Write an algorithm such that if an element in an M x N matrix is 0, its entire … Continue reading

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Iterate over the items in arrays and lists in C#

You can use a foreach loop to iterate over the items in arrays, lists, collections, and other objects that have a GetEnumerator method. These loops are often more convenient than for or while loops because you don’t need to worry … Continue reading

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Give a class default indexer properties in C#

An indexer property is a property that other code can use inside square brackets to access some value provided by the class, much as you can use the index of an array. Unlike an array, a class’s indexer need not … Continue reading

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Loop over an array of unknown dimension in C#

The previous post Loop over entries in an array of unknown length in C# explains how to loop over the entries in a one- or two-dimensional array, but what do you do if you don’t know how many dimensions an … Continue reading

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Loop over entries in an array of unknown length in C#

One way to loop through the items in an array is to hard code its length into the program. Alternatively you can use the array’s Length property to determine how many items it contains at runtime. Then if you later … Continue reading

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Get variable values by name in C#

The process for displaying variable values is somewhat convoluted, but it’s not too long. The example starts by using the following code to define some private and public fields. // Some form-level values. private string private_value1 = “This is private … Continue reading

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Link ComboBox and ListBox data sources in C#

Few people know that you can link ComboBox and ListBox controls to data sources. If you set their DataSource property to an array or other object holding values, the control will display those values. This can be a convenient way … Continue reading

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Sort and search arrays in C#

The Array class provides several useful methods for working with arrays. Two of them let you sort and search arrays. The following code shows how the program uses the Array class’s Sort method to sort an array of random data. … Continue reading

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Initialize an array of arrays in C#

The example Initialize two-dimensional arrays in C# explains how to initialize a two-dimensional array. An array of arrays is somewhat similar to a two-dimensional array but with some syntax differences. The following code shows how this example declares and initializes … Continue reading

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