EnumerableExtensionsTryClearT(IEnumerableT, Boolean, Boolean) Method

Tries to remove all elements from the collection.


Namespace: KGySoft.CoreLibraries
Assembly: KGySoft.CoreLibraries (in KGySoft.CoreLibraries.dll) Version: 8.2.0
public static bool TryClear<T>(
	this IEnumerable<T> collection,
	bool checkReadOnly = true,
	bool throwError = true


collection  IEnumerableT
The collection to clear.
checkReadOnly  Boolean  (Optional)
to return if the collection is read-only; to attempt the clearing without checking the read-only state. This parameter is optional.
Default value: .
throwError  Boolean  (Optional)
to forward any exception thrown by the matching clear method; to suppress inner exceptions and return on failure. This parameter is optional.
Default value: .

Type Parameters

The type of the elements in the collection.

Return Value

if a clear method could be successfully called; if such method was not found, or checkReadOnly is and the collection was read-only, or throwError is and the clear method threw an exception.

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type IEnumerableT. When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter. For more information, see Extension Methods (Visual Basic) or Extension Methods (C# Programming Guide).


The collection can be cleared if that is either an ICollectionT, IList or IDictionary implementation.

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