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Dictionary<TKey, TValue>.Remove Method (TKey)


Removes the value with the specified key from the Dictionary<TKey, TValue>.

Namespace:   System.Collections.Generic
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public bool Remove(
	TKey key


Type: TKey

The key of the element to remove.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the element is successfully found and removed; otherwise, false. This method returns false if key is not found in the Dictionary<TKey, TValue>.

Exception Condition

key is null.

If the Dictionary<TKey, TValue> does not contain an element with the specified key, the Dictionary<TKey, TValue> remains unchanged. No exception is thrown.

This method approaches an O(1) operation.

The following code example shows how to remove a key/value pair from a dictionary using the Remove method.

This code example is part of a larger example provided for the Dictionary<TKey, TValue> class (openWith is the name of the Dictionary used in this example).

// Use the Remove method to remove a key/value pair.

if (!openWith.ContainsKey("doc"))
    Console.WriteLine("Key \"doc\" is not found.");

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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