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Map & dictionary

Betsy Camel
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Can u tell me the difference between the Map & dictionary. I have searched most of the forums.
Jesper de Jong
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It's the same thing - a data structure that lets you store values associated with keys.

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marc weber

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Originally posted by Betsy Camel:
...I have searched most of the forums.

The place to look is the API.

Map is an interface, and Dictionary is a class. (Hashtable is a subclass of Dictionary and also implements Map.)

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