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NameValueCollection.Item Property (String)

Gets or sets the entry with the specified key in the NameValueCollection.

Namespace:  System.Collections.Specialized
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

'Declaration
Public Property Item ( _
	name As String _
) As String

Parameters

name
Type: System.String

The String key of the entry to locate. The key can be Nothing.

Property Value

Type: System.String
A String that contains the comma-separated list of values associated with the specified key, if found; otherwise, Nothing.

ExceptionCondition
NotSupportedException

The collection is read-only and the operation attempts to modify the collection.

This property provides the ability to access a specific element in the collection by using the following syntax: myCollection[name].

If the specified key already exists in the collection, setting this property overwrites the existing list of values with the specified value. To append the new value to the existing list of values, use the Add method.

If the specified key does not exist in the collection, setting this property creates a new entry using the specified key and the specified value.

Caution noteCaution

This property returns Nothing in the following cases: 1) if the specified key is not found; and 2) if the specified key is found and its associated value is Nothing. This property does not distinguish between the two cases.

The C# language uses the this keyword to define the indexers instead of implementing the Item property. Visual Basic implements Item as a default property, which provides the same indexing functionality.

Retrieving or setting the values associated with the specified key is an O(n) operation, where n is the number of values.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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