ArrangedElementCollection.GetEnumerator Method


Returns an enumerator for the entire collection.

 virtual System::Collections::IEnumerator ^ GetEnumerator();
public virtual System.Collections.IEnumerator GetEnumerator ();
abstract member GetEnumerator : unit -> System.Collections.IEnumerator
override this.GetEnumerator : unit -> System.Collections.IEnumerator
Public Overridable Function GetEnumerator () As IEnumerator



An IEnumerator for the entire collection.



Typically the enumerator does not have exclusive access to the collection; therefore, enumerating through a collection is intrinsically not a thread-safe procedure. Even when a collection is synchronized, other threads could still modify the collection, which causes the enumerator to throw an exception. To guarantee thread safety during enumeration, you can follow one of the following strategies:

  • Lock the collection during the entire enumeration using a Monitor.

  • Catch and handle the exceptions that result from changes made by other threads.

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