FrameworkContentElement.FindName Method

Finds an element that has the provided identifier name.

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

'Declaration
Public Function FindName ( _
	name As String _
) As Object

Parameters

name
Type: System.String

Name of the element to search for.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
The requested element. May be Nothing if no matching element was found.

If this element has child elements, these child elements are all searched recursively for the requested named element.

The following example sets a property on an element found by name within a referenced FlowDocument on a page.

	Private Sub HighlightParagraph(ByVal paraName As String)
		Try
			Dim wantedNode As Paragraph = CType(myflowdocument.FindName(paraName), Paragraph)
			If wantedNode IsNot Nothing Then
				wantedNode.Background = Brushes.LightYellow
			End If
		Catch 'handle paragraph not found in UI }
		End Try
	End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.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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