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Dynamic array in C#


Question

Is there any method for creating a dynamic array in C#?

2011/08/11
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8/11/2011 11:01:27 AM

Accepted Answer

Take a look at Generic Lists.

2015/05/08
150
5/8/2015 11:16:10 PM


Sometimes plain arrays are preferred to Generic Lists, since they are more convenient (Better performance for costly computation -Numerical Algebra Applications for example, or for exchanging Data with Statistics software like R or Matlab)

In this case you may use the ToArray() method after initiating your List dynamically

List<string> list = new List<string>();
list.Add("one");
list.Add("two");
list.Add("three");

string[] array = list.ToArray();

Of course, this has sense only if the size of the array is never known nor fixed ex-ante. if you already know the size of your array at some point of the program it is better to initiate it as a fixed length array. (If you retrieve data from a ResultSet for example, you could count its size and initiate an array of that size, dynamically)

2019/01/23

List<T> for strongly typed one, or ArrayList if you have .NET 1.1 or love to cast variables.

2009/02/27

You can do this with dynamic objects:

var dynamicKeyValueArray = new[] { new {Key = "K1", Value = 10}, new {Key = "K2", Value = 5} };

foreach(var keyvalue in dynamicKeyValueArray)
{
    Console.Log(keyvalue.Key);
    Console.Log(keyvalue.Value);
}
2018/11/19

Dynamic Array Example:

Console.WriteLine("Define Array Size? ");
int number = Convert.ToInt32(Console.ReadLine());

Console.WriteLine("Enter numbers:\n");
int[] arr = new int[number];

for (int i = 0; i < number; i++)
{
    arr[i] = Convert.ToInt32(Console.ReadLine());
}
for (int i = 0; i < arr.Length; i++ )
{
    Console.WriteLine("Array Index: "+i + " AND Array Item: " + arr[i].ToString());
}
Console.ReadKey();
2017/07/31

Use the array list which is actually implement array. It takes initially array of size 4 and when it gets full, a new array is created with its double size and the data of first array get copied into second array, now the new item is inserted into new array. Also the name of second array creates an alias of first so that it can be accessed by the same name as previous and the first array gets disposed

2015/06/24

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