String.Contains Method

July 28, 2014

Returns a value indicating whether the specified String object occurs within this string.

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

public bool Contains(
	string value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.String
The string to seek.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the value parameter occurs within this string, or if value is the empty string (""); otherwise, false.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

value is null.

This method performs an ordinal (case-sensitive and culture-insensitive) comparison. The search begins at the first character position of this string and continues through the last character position.

The following code example determines whether the string "fox" is a substring of a familiar quotation.


// This example demonstrates the String.Contains() method
using System;

class Example
{
   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {
      string s1 = "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog";
      string s2 = "fox";
      bool b;
      b = s1.Contains(s2);
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Is the string, s2, in the string, s1?: {0}", b) + "\n";
   }
}
/*
This example produces the following results:

Is the string, s2, in the string, s1?: True
*/


Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

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