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VB.NET Language in a Nutshell, Second Edition by Steven Roman PhD, Paul Lomax, Ron Petrusha

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Name

Hashtable.Remove Method

Class

System.Collections.Hashtable

Syntax

                  hashtablevariable.Remove(key)
hashtablevariable (required; Hashtable object)

A reference to a Hashtable object

key (required; Object)

The key whose key/value pair is to be removed

Return Value

None

Description

Removes an element from a hash table

Rules at a Glance

  • If key is found in the hash table, the member is removed, and the Count property is decreased by one.

  • If key is not found in the hash table, the hash table remains unchanged, and no exception is thrown.

Programming Tips and Gotchas

For cases in which you need to know whether the call to the Remove method has actually removed a key, you can call the ContainsKey method beforehand to make sure that the key you want to remove actually exists.

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