IndexOf Method (String)
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ConstraintCollection.IndexOf Method (String)


Gets the index of the Constraint specified by name.

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

Public Function IndexOf (
	constraintName As String
) As Integer


Type: System.String

The name of the Constraint.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32

The index of the Constraint if it is in the collection; otherwise, -1.

Use the IndexOf method to return an index to be used with either the Contains or Remove method.

The following example uses the IndexOf method to return the index of a Constraint. The index is passed to the Contains method to determine whether the collection contains the constraint, before removing it.

Private Sub RemoveConstraint _
    (constraints As ConstraintCollection, constraint As Constraint)

        If constraints.Contains(constraint.ConstraintName) Then
            If constraints.CanRemove(constraint) Then
                constraints.RemoveAt _
            End If
        End If

    Catch ex As Exception
	' Process exception and return.
    End Try
End Sub

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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