Anyone who has been around the coding world for any length of time has more than likely written his or her own collection routine—probably a simply linked list. Newer programmers may not have written one of their own, but instead, in the case of C++ programmers, used the Standard Template Library (STL) version of a linked list. Either way, most programmers have found a need to work with collections. The .NET Framework uses collections as well. Because collections are so common, the .NET Framework class library provides a large number of different types.
KeywordsGeneric Collection Standard Collection Standard Template Library Average Access Time Iterator Reference
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