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PropertyDescriptorCollection.Find Method

Returns the PropertyDescriptor with the specified name, using a Boolean to indicate whether to ignore case.

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public virtual PropertyDescriptor Find(
	string name,
	bool ignoreCase


Type: System.String

The name of the PropertyDescriptor to return from the collection.

Type: System.Boolean

true if you want to ignore the case of the property name; otherwise, false.

Return Value

Type: System.ComponentModel.PropertyDescriptor
A PropertyDescriptor with the specified name, or null if the property does not exist.

The following code example finds a specific PropertyDescriptor. It prints the type of component for this PropertyDescriptor in a text box. It requires that button1 and textBox1 have been instantiated on a form.

 private void FindProperty() {
    // Creates a new collection and assign it the properties for button1.
    PropertyDescriptorCollection properties = TypeDescriptor.GetProperties(button1);

    // Sets a PropertyDescriptor to the specific property.
    PropertyDescriptor myProperty = properties.Find("Opacity", false);

    // Prints the property and the property description.
    textBox1.Text = myProperty.DisplayName + '\n' + myProperty.Description;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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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