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DataGridViewColumnCollection.Contains Method (String)

Determines whether the collection contains the column referred to by the given name.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public virtual bool Contains(
	string columnName


Type: System.String

The name of the column to look for.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the column is contained in the collection; otherwise, false.


columnName is null.

The name of a column is indicated by the DataGridViewColumn.Name property.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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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