C# Array Class

In C#, Array class deals with all array related operations. It provides methods for various purposes such as for sorting, searching, minimum, maximum, and many more. This class works as a base class for all types of arrays in .Net programming. Signature of Array class:

[SerializableAttribute]  
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]  
public abstract class Array : ICloneable, IList, ICollection,   
IEnumerable, IStructuralComparable, IStructuralEquatable
C# Array class Properties
Property Description
IsFixedSize It is used to get a value indicating whether the Array has a fixed size or not.
IsReadOnly It is used to check that the Array is read-only or not.
IsSynchronized It is used to check that access to the Array is synchronized or not.
Length It is used to get the total number of elements in all the dimensions of the Array.
LongLength It is used to get a 64-bit integer that represents the total number of elements in all the dimensions of the Array.
Rank It is used to get the number of dimensions of the array.
SyncRoot It is used to get an object that can be used to synchronize access to the Array.
 C# Array class Methods
Method Description
AsReadOnly<T>(T[]) It returns a read-only wrapper for the specified array.
BinarySearch(Array,Int32,Int32,Object) It is used to search a range of elements in a one-dimensional sorted array for a value.
BinarySearch(Array,Object) It is used to search an entire one-dimensional sorted array for a specific element.
Clear(Array,Int32,Int32) It is used to set a range of elements in an array to the default value.
Clone() It is used to create a shallow copy of the Array.
Copy(Array,Array,Int32) It is used to copy elements of an array into another array by specifying starting index.
CopyTo(Array,Int32) It copies all the elements of the current one-dimensional array to the specified one-dimensional array starting at the specified destination array index
CreateInstance(Type,Int32) It is used to create a one-dimensional Array of the specified Type and length.
Empty<T>() It is used to return an empty array.
Finalize() It is used to free resources and perform cleanup operations.
Find<T>(T[],Predicate<T>) It is used to search for an element that matches the conditions defined by the specified predicate.
IndexOf(Array,Object) It is used to search for the specified object and returns the index of its first occurrence in a one-dimensional array.
Initialize() It is used to initialize every element of the value-type Array by calling the default constructor of the value type.
Reverse(Array) It is used to reverse the sequence of the elements in the entire one-dimensional Array.
Sort(Array) It is used to sort the elements in an entire one-dimensional Array.
ToString() It is used to return a string that represents the current object. 

 C# Array class Example:
using System;  
namespace CSharpProgram  
{  
    public class Program  
    {  
        public static void Main(string[] args)  
        {  
            // Creating an array  
            int[] arr = new int[6] { 5, 8, 9, 25, 0, 7 };  
            // Creating an empty array  
            int[] arr2 = new int[6];  
            // Displaying length of array  
            Console.WriteLine("length of first array: "+arr.Length);  
            // Sorting array  
            Array.Sort(arr);  
            Console.Write("First array elements: ");  
            // Displaying sorted array  
            PrintArray(arr);  
            // Finding index of an array element  
            Console.WriteLine("\nIndex position of 25 is "+Array.IndexOf(arr,25));  
            // Coping first array to empty array  
            Array.Copy(arr, arr2, arr.Length);  
            Console.Write("Second array elements: ");  
            // Displaying second array  
            PrintArray(arr2);  
            Array.Reverse(arr);  
            Console.Write("\nFirst Array elements in reverse order: ");  
            PrintArray(arr);  
        }  
        // User defined method for iterating array elements  
        static void PrintArray(int[] arr)  
        {  
            foreach (Object elem in arr)  
            {  
                Console.Write(elem+" ");  
            }  
        }  
    }  
}
Output:
length of first array: 6
First array elements: 0 5 7 8 9 25 
Index position of 25 is 5
Second array elements: 0 5 7 8 9 25 
First Array elements in reverse order: 25 9 8 7 5 0



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