collection class of vb6 in .net?

Is there a replacement of the collection class in .net? any reference?

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You could use a HashTable.
It's located in the System.Collections namespace.
Alternatively, there is the ArrayList from the same namespace.
There are quite a few alternatives as mentioned above
but it would depend exactly on
Why you want a replacement ??
What extra features you want ??

Mike TomlinsonMiddle School Assistant TeacherCommented:
The old Collection class from VB6 is still in VB.Net and you can use it in exactly the same way as you did before:

    Dim c As New Collection
    c.Add("value", "key")

I agree with arif_eqbal...if you need a replacement, then what are your requirements.  None of the collection classes that come with .Net work quite like the Collection class did:

    The Collection class allows you to retrieve by Index or Key.
    The ArrayList only allows access by Index.
    The HashTable and SortedList only allow access by Key.


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Hi, Idle_Mind

Even I was tempted earlier to tell him that the Collection Class is still available and pretty much the same

But when I re-read his question I thought he knows its there but does not want to use them. That's why I wanted to know WHY, What extra he wants

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