Dictionary add item as first element instead as last element.

Cheng, Trong-Nghia 1 Reputation point


This code was compiled with .NET Core 6, I couldn't find anything about this "logic" to add my dictionary object new key pair at some point as the first element.

  1. i am using .NET Core 6 2. i use a dictionary-object to add a new key pair, the key is 'datetime' and the value is a double[]'. 3. the first 18 entries, the adding works correctly and the elements were always added as the last element, but the new key pair (date 06.12.2021 00:00:00.001) was added as the first element (see debug monitoring window)

I uploaded the video here https://1drv.ms/v/s!AoltFOAIRGjJr-pvSk4kEm2F77zlow?e=RRCoBw , it happens at second 19.

Is this a strange bug in the SDK? Or is there a logic to it?

With kind regards
Nghia Cheng

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  1. Viorel 113.1K Reputation points

    Try a SortedDictionary instead of Dictionary. (If you really want to iterate the items in ascending order, not only for debugging).

    I do not think that it is a defect.

  2. Bruce (SqlWork.com) 58,041 Reputation points

    the dictionary is implemented as a hash table, so no order is present. if you want a fifo then use a queue. you may want to create a custom class, that stores the items in a hash table, but also keeps a lists for both key lookup and fifo.

    note: many of the collection use a special case for low number of entries, because looping thru a list is faster than key lookup for small number of compares.

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