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DictionaryBase.IDictionary.Contains Method

Determines whether the DictionaryBase contains a specific key.

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

private abstract Contains : 
        key:Object -> bool  
private override Contains : 
        key:Object -> bool

Parameters

key
Type: System.Object

The key to locate in the DictionaryBase.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the DictionaryBase contains an element with the specified key; otherwise, false.

Implements

IDictionary.Contains(Object)

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

key is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

This method is an O(1) operation.

Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0, this method uses the collection’s objects’ Equals and CompareTo methods on key to determine whether item exists. In the earlier versions of the .NET Framework, this determination was made by using the Equals and CompareTo methods of the key parameter on the objects in the collection.

The following code example implements the DictionaryBase class and uses that implementation to create a dictionary of String keys and values that have a Length of 5 characters or less.

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.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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