ExtendedVector utility - std::vector with all .NET's List features: ForEach, FindAll, and more! Increase your productivity and vector handling with just one header.

Native, vector, Cpp, List, ForEach, FindAll, BinarySearch, Exists, CopyTo, Find, IndexOf
Install-Package ExtendedVector -Version 1.0.0



Increase your productivity and vector handling with just one header.

SharpVector is released under the MIT license. MSVC build status CMake g++ build status

This project is the extension of std::vector<T> from STL but based on .NET Framework List<T>.
It means, that all of features and methods provided by List<T> should also be available in the implemented std::vector<T> extension: Cx::Vector<T>.

The goal of this project was to create the tool which will make the usage of standard std::vector<T> even easier when it comes to complex yet typical operations done on collections which are currently not a part of the vector header, but require more includes and more LOC.

Please check the official documentation of std::vector<T> and System.Collections.Generic.List<T> to see the two bases of this product and how it connects both of them.

Installation & Usage

To use this tool:

  • Download the archived release package,
  • Unpack the release package and place the main implementation's header (which is Vector.hpp) in any directory within your project (for example "Dependencies" or "3rdParties"),
  • Include the Vector.hpp header in your implementation and call the Cx::Vector<T> to instantiate the container.

SharpVector already uses several other includes from standard library, such as the following:
memory, vector, iostream, algorithm, functional, string, exception


This project fills the gap between the std::vector<T> and System.Collections.Generic.List<T> which means that it brings all the features already available in the List<T> to the std::vector<T>, making a Cx::Vector<T> in result. Each method implemented within the Cx::Vector<T> corresponds to the same method in the List<T> from .NET.
So to check the method's documentation in details please check the .NET's official documentation of List<T> methods section.
The methods already available in the original std::vector<T> are still available unchanged when using Cx::Vector<T>.

NOTE: Each method implemented in the Vector.hpp header are also covered with the doxygen comments (///), so each code editor supporting displaying them will show the method documented each time it is called within your code.

The presentation of some of the Cx::Vector abilities is done in the Examples project's source code files.
So to fully check the abilities of the SharpVector utility, please go to the Examples directory.

Below you can find just a short demo of what the SharpVector project is all about and what are the example benefits of using it:

    Cx::Vector<std::string> vector;
    vector.push_back( "Hello" );
    vector.push_back( "World!" );
    Print( vector );

    Print( vector );

    vector = { "Elephant", "Cat", "Mouse", "Wolf", "Dinosaur", "Tiger", "Dog", "Eagle", "Cow", "Snake" };
    Print( vector );

    auto animalsByCLetter = vector.FindAll( []( const std::string& animal )->bool
            return animal[0] == 'C';
        } );
    Print( animalsByCLetter );

    vector.RemoveAll( []( const std::string& element )->bool
            return element.length() > 4;
        } );
    Print( vector );

    vector.ForEach( []( std::string& element )
            element = std::string("Animal:") + element;
        } );
    Print( vector );

    if( vector.Contains("Animal:Dog") )
        std::cout << "\nIndex of 'Animal:Dog' is: " << vector.IndexOf( "Animal:Dog" ) << std::endl;

    auto indexOfCow = vector.IndexOf( "Animal:Cow" );
    vector.RemoveAt( indexOfCow );
    Print( vector );

which gives the following output:

Printing Cx::Vector with 2 elements inside:
Hello World!

Printing Cx::Vector with 0 elements inside:

Printing Cx::Vector with 10 elements inside:
Elephant Cat Mouse Wolf Dinosaur Tiger Dog Eagle Cow Snake

Printing Cx::Vector with 2 elements inside:
Cat Cow

Printing Cx::Vector with 4 elements inside:
Cat Wolf Dog Cow

Printing Cx::Vector with 4 elements inside:
Animal:Cat Animal:Wolf Animal:Dog Animal:Cow

Index of 'Animal:Dog' is: 2

Printing Cx::Vector with 3 elements inside:
Animal:Cat Animal:Wolf Animal:Dog


If you would like to contribute to the SharpVector project, you are more than welcome!
Any contribution is to make the project better and to improve the developer's experience.
So if you'd like to contribute, you can do this in one of the following ways:

  • Create an Issue and let the author handle it
    Each issue created in the Issues section gives a chance of improving the project and make it even more useful.
  • Create the Pull Request with the desired changes
    After a detailed review it will be merged.
    Please remember to give the detailed description of why such change is needed, what is the test plan and what are the details of your implementation. This will make the review easier and quicker.
    Please also remember to check the unit tests and implement additional tests in case of providing the project with some new features/new code.

Thank you!

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