IndexOf Method (Char, Int32)

String.IndexOf Method (Char, Int32)

 

Reports the zero-based index of the first occurrence of the specified Unicode character in this string. The search starts at a specified character position.

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

Public Function IndexOf (
	value As Char,
	startIndex As Integer
) As Integer

Parameters

value
Type: System.Char

A Unicode character to seek.

startIndex
Type: System.Int32

The search starting position.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32

The zero-based index position of value from the start of the string if that character is found, or -1 if it is not.

Exception Condition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

startIndex is less than 0 (zero) or greater than the length of the string.

Index numbering starts from 0. The startIndex parameter can range from 0 to the length of the string instance. If startIndex equals the length of the string instance, the method returns -1.

The search ranges from startIndex to the end of the string.

This method performs an ordinal (culture-insensitive) search, where a character is considered equivalent to another character only if their Unicode scalar values are the same. To perform a culture-sensitive search, use the CompareInfo.IndexOf method, where a Unicode scalar value representing a precomposed character, such as the ligature "Æ" (U+00C6), might be considered equivalent to any occurrence of the character's components in the correct sequence, such as "AE" (U+0041, U+0045), depending on the culture.

The following example demonstrates the IndexOf method.

' Sample for String.IndexOf(Char, Int32)

Module Sample
    Sub Main()

        Dim br1 As String = "0----+----1----+----2----+----3----+----4----+----5----+----6----+-"
        Dim br2 As String = "0123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456"
        Dim str As String = "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their party."
        Dim start As Integer
        Dim at As Integer

        Console.WriteLine()
        Console.WriteLine("All occurrences of 't' from position 0 to {0}.", str.Length - 1)
        Console.WriteLine("{1}{0}{2}{0}{3}{0}", Environment.NewLine, br1, br2, str)
        Console.Write("The letter 't' occurs at position(s): ")

        at = 0
        start = 0
        While start < str.Length AndAlso at > -1
            at = str.IndexOf("t"c, start)
            If at = -1 Then
                Exit While
            End If
            Console.Write("{0} ", at)
            start = at + 1
        End While
        Console.WriteLine()
    End Sub
End Module
'
'This example produces the following results:
'
'All occurrences of 't' from position 0 to 66.
'0----+----1----+----2----+----3----+----4----+----5----+----6----+-
'0123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456
'Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their party.
'
'The letter 't' occurs at position(s): 7 11 33 41 44 55 64
'
'

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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