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Hashtable.ContainsValue Method

Determines whether the Hashtable contains a specific value.

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

public virtual bool ContainsValue(
	Object value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Object
The value to locate in the Hashtable. The value can be null.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the Hashtable contains an element with the specified value; otherwise, false.

The values of the elements of the Hashtable are compared to the specified value using the Object.Equals method.

This method performs a linear search; therefore, this method is an O(n) operation, where n is Count.

Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0, this method uses the collection’s objects’ Equals and CompareTo methods on item to determine whether item exists. In the earlier versions of the .NET Framework, this determination was made by using the Equals and CompareTo methods of the item parameter on the objects in the collection.

The following example shows how to determine whether the Hashtable contains a specific element.


using System;
using System.Collections;
public class SamplesHashtable  {

   public static void Main()  {

      // Creates and initializes a new Hashtable.
      Hashtable myHT = new Hashtable();
      myHT.Add( 0, "zero" );
      myHT.Add( 1, "one" );
      myHT.Add( 2, "two" );
      myHT.Add( 3, "three" );
      myHT.Add( 4, "four" );

      // Displays the values of the Hashtable.
      Console.WriteLine( "The Hashtable contains the following values:" );
      PrintIndexAndKeysAndValues( myHT );

      // Searches for a specific key.
      int myKey = 2;
      Console.WriteLine( "The key \"{0}\" is {1}.", myKey, myHT.ContainsKey( myKey ) ? "in the Hashtable" : "NOT in the Hashtable" );
      myKey = 6;
      Console.WriteLine( "The key \"{0}\" is {1}.", myKey, myHT.ContainsKey( myKey ) ? "in the Hashtable" : "NOT in the Hashtable" );

      // Searches for a specific value.
      String myValue = "three";
      Console.WriteLine( "The value \"{0}\" is {1}.", myValue, myHT.ContainsValue( myValue ) ? "in the Hashtable" : "NOT in the Hashtable" );
      myValue = "nine";
      Console.WriteLine( "The value \"{0}\" is {1}.", myValue, myHT.ContainsValue( myValue ) ? "in the Hashtable" : "NOT in the Hashtable" );
   }


   public static void PrintIndexAndKeysAndValues( Hashtable myHT )  {
      int i = 0;
      Console.WriteLine( "\t-INDEX-\t-KEY-\t-VALUE-" );
      foreach ( DictionaryEntry de in myHT )
         Console.WriteLine( "\t[{0}]:\t{1}\t{2}", i++, de.Key, de.Value );
      Console.WriteLine();
   }

}


/* 
This code produces the following output.

The Hashtable contains the following values:
        -INDEX- -KEY-   -VALUE-
        [0]:    4       four
        [1]:    3       three
        [2]:    2       two
        [3]:    1       one
        [4]:    0       zero

The key "2" is in the Hashtable.
The key "6" is NOT in the Hashtable.
The value "three" is in the Hashtable.
The value "nine" is NOT in the Hashtable.

*/ 


.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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