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Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2010 Developer’s Handbook by Klaus Löffelmann and Sarika Calla Purohit

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Important Collections of .NET Framework

.NET Framework contains a number of collections, one of which you have already seen in action—ArrayList. This section introduces other important collections in the .NET Framework and explains their purpose as well as characteristics that you should beware of when using them.

ArrayList: Universal Storage for Objects

You can use ArrayList as a container for all kinds of objects. It’s not the most modern collection type in the .NET Framework, but it is one of the most basic and longest-serving. It largely serves to illustrate the concept of collections, so if you understand how ArrayList works, you will understand the other collections, as well.

You instantiate an ArrayList object and assign new elements to it ...

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