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Visual Basic 2005 for Programmers: Deitel Developer Series, Second Edition by Harvey M. Deitel - Deitel & Associates, Inc., Paul J. Deitel - Deitel & Associates, Inc.

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26.2. Collections Overview

All the collection classes in the .NET Framework implement some combination of the collection interfaces. These interfaces declare the operations to be performed on various types of collections. Figure 26.1 lists some of the interfaces of the .NET Framework collections. All the interfaces in Fig. 26.1 are declared in namespace System. Collections and have generic analogues in namespace System. Collections.Generic. Implementations of these interfaces are provided within the framework. You may also create your own custom implementations.

Figure 26.1. Some common collection interfaces.
InterfaceDescription
ICollectionThe root interface in the collections hierarchy from which interfaces IList and IDictionary inherit. Contains ...

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