NameScope.FindName Method

Returns the corresponding object in the XAML namescope maintained by this NameScope, based on a provided name string.

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

public Object FindName(
	string name


Type: System.String

Name portion of an existing mapping to retrieve the object portion for.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
The requested object that is mapped with name. Can return null if name was provided as null or empty string, or if no matching object was found.



Several base elements (FrameworkElement, FrameworkElement) also expose a FindName method with identical functionality. The base element versions perform a XAML namescope search within the conventional logical tree, working towards the root element. Once the XAML namescope is determined, that XAML namescope is queried for the requested name.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 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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