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DataView.Find Method (Object[])

Finds a row in the DataView by the specified sort key values.

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

public int Find(
	Object[] key
)

Parameters

key
Type: System.Object[]

An array of values, typed as Object.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The index of the position of the first row in the DataView that matches the sort key values specified; otherwise -1 if there are no matching sort key values.

The following Visual Basic example uses the Find method to return the index of a row that contains specified values in its sort key columns.

Private Sub FindValueInDataView(table As DataTable)
    Dim view As DataView = New DataView(table)
    view.Sort = "Customers" 

    ' Find the customer named "John Smith". 
    Dim vals(1) As Object
    vals(0)= "John"
    vals(1) = "Smith" 
    Dim i As Integer = view.Find(vals)
    Console.WriteLine(view(i))
End Sub

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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