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NameValueCollection.GetValues Method (String)

Gets the values associated with the specified key from the NameValueCollection.

Namespace:  System.Collections.Specialized
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public virtual string[] GetValues(
	string name


Type: System.String
The String key of the entry that contains the values to get. The key can be null.

Return Value

Type: System.String[]
A String array that contains the values associated with the specified key from the NameValueCollection, if found; otherwise, null.

Caution noteCaution

This method returns null in the following cases: 1) if the specified key is not found; and 2) if the specified key is found and its associated value is null. This method does not distinguish between the two cases.

This method is an O(n) operation, where n is the number of values associated with the specified key.

.NET Framework

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

.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.