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DataView.Find Method (Object)

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

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

public int Find (
	Object key
public int Find (
	Object key
public function Find (
	key : Object
) : int
Not applicable.



The object to search for.

Return Value

The index of the row in the DataView that contains the sort key value specified; otherwise -1 if the sort key value does not exist.

The following example uses the Find method to return the index of the row that contains the value in the sort key column that you want.

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

    ' Find the customer named "DUMON" in the primary key column
    Dim i As Integer = view.Find("DUMON")
End Sub

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0