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Control.ControlCollection.Find Method

Searches for controls by their Name property and builds an array of all the controls that match.

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

public Control[] Find(
	string key,
	bool searchAllChildren


Type: System.String

The key to locate in the Control.ControlCollection.

Type: System.Boolean

true to search all child controls; otherwise, false.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.Control[]
An array of type Control containing the matching controls.


The key parameter is null or the empty string ("").

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 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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