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Flex Java removeAll() Implementation


Just created a implementation of the Java removeAll() method for Flex ArrayCollections.  Here it is:

public function removeAll(collection1:ArrayCollection,
  var dictionary : Dictionary = new Dictionary(true);
  var value : Object;
  var i:Number
  //Loop through first collection and put objects in dictionary
  for(i = 0; i < collection1.length; i++){
    value = collection1.getItemAt(i);
    dictionary[value.id] = value;
  //Loop through second collection and remove objects in dictionary
  for(i = 0; i < collection2.length; i++){
    value = collection2.getItemAt(i);
    if(dictionary[value.id] != null){
      delete dictionary[value.id];
  var unique:ArrayCollection = new ArrayCollection();
  //Loop through dictionary and put remaining value in collection
  for(var prop:String in dictionary){
  dictionary = null;
  return unique;

Here's a link to the Adobe Forum post where I created this snippet: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/793088