A list is a sequential data structure that can hold any type. Like arrays, you can use them to store any sequential information, like the letters of the alphabet, comments on a blogpost, the finishing times for a horse race, or items on a restaurant menu.
You create a list using the
new keyword, like you would create any other class. You specify the type of element inside angle brackets:
< >. In this example, the list is named
citiesList and it holds instances of the type
List<string> citiesList = new List<string>();
You can add elements to the list using the
You can access elements using indices and square brackets:
string city = citiesList;
You can also re-assign elements using bracket notation:
citiesList = "New Delhi";
In order to use lists, you’ll need to add this to the top of your file. We’ll explain this in detail later:
Create a list to hold the top women’s marathon times in minutes. Create an empty list of type
double and stored it in a variable
Print the second value in the list to the console.