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List<T>.FindIndex Method (Int32, Predicate<T>)

Searches for an element that matches the conditions defined by the specified predicate, and returns the zero-based index of the first occurrence within the range of elements in the List<T> that extends from the specified index to the last element.

Namespace:  System.Collections.Generic
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public int FindIndex(
	int startIndex,
	Predicate<T> match
)

Parameters

startIndex
Type: System.Int32
The zero-based starting index of the search.
match
Type: System.Predicate<T>
The Predicate<T> delegate that defines the conditions of the element to search for.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The zero-based index of the first occurrence of an element that matches the conditions defined by match, if found; otherwise, –1.
ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

match is null.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

startIndex is outside the range of valid indexes for the List<T>.

The List<T> is searched forward starting at startIndex and ending at the last element.

The Predicate<T> is a delegate to a method that returns true if the object passed to it matches the conditions defined in the delegate. The elements of the current List<T> are individually passed to the Predicate<T> delegate.

This method performs a linear search; therefore, this method is an O(n) operation, where n is the number of elements from startIndex to the end of the List<T>.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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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