- We need an array of random various numbers between x[0] and x[n] like shuffling the cards.
For example: 8, 10, 5, 4, 7, 6, 3, 1, 9, 2 (between 1 and 10)

The following code is a method (with an overload) and generates an array of random various integer numbers:

public static int[] RandomNumbers(int min, int max)
{
return RandomNumbers(min, max, 2);
}
public static int[] RandomNumbers(int min, int max, int derangement)
{
if (min > max)
{
throw new Exception("The first parameter must be less (or equal) than the second.");
}
Random random = new Random();
int count = max - min; ;
int[] tempList = new int[count + 1];
int counter = 0;
for (int i = min; i <= max; i++)
{
tempList[counter] = i;
counter++;
}
for (int i = 0; i < derangement; i++)
for (int j = 0; j < count; j++)
{
int k = random.Next(0, count + 1);
int l = random.Next(0, count + 1);
if (k != l)
{
tempList[k] += tempList[l];
tempList[l] = tempList[k] - tempList[l];
tempList[k] = tempList[k] - tempList[l];
}
}
return tempList;
}

**Note**: `derangement`

is an integer variable to define the chance of the numbers derangement, but there is an inverse relationship between the performance and the value of the variable. The overload default is `2`

.

Now, it's ready to use the method:

int[] m = RandomNumbers(1, 56, 5);
foreach (int i in m)
{
Console.Write("{0}, ",i);
}
Console.ReadKey();

- We need to generate a random number which has not been generated since runtime.
There has been a generated random number previously, but we need to have a different one:

public static int RandomNumber(ref List<int> numbers, Random random)
{
int count = numbers.Count;
int randomIndex = random.Next(0, count);
int returnedNumber = numbers[randomIndex];
numbers.RemoveAt(randomIndex);
return returnedNumber;
}

It's required for using the method, to have a random variable and a list of numbers, for example:

Random random = new Random();
List<int> numbers = new List<int>();
for (int i = 0; i <= 1000; i++)
{
numbers.Add(i);
}
Console.WriteLine(RandomNumber(ref numbers, random));
Console.WriteLine(RandomNumber(ref numbers, random));
Console.WriteLine(RandomNumber(ref numbers, random));
Console.WriteLine(RandomNumber(ref numbers, random));
Console.WriteLine(RandomNumber(ref numbers, random));
Console.ReadKey();

The second approach has better performance.

Good luck!

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