What is the easiest way to find the number of occurances of a particular item in an arraylist?

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quizwedgeConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Two ways to do this. First would be using LINQ. There's a discussion about that at http://www.vbforums.com/showthread.php?674781-Counting-number-of-occurrences-of-element-within-array-or-arraylist

The other way is the manual way is below

Private Function NumberOfInstances(ByVal SearchFor As String, ByVal SearchList As ArrayList) As Integer
        Dim Counter As Integer = 0
        Dim i As Integer
        For i = 0 To SearchList.Count - 1
            If CStr(SearchList(i)) = SearchFor Then
                Counter += 1
            End If

        Return Counter
    End Function

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