Assembly: System (in System.dll)
Return ValueType: System.Int32
The zero-based index of the first occurrence of value within the entire StringCollection, if found; otherwise, -1.
The StringCollection is searched forward starting at the first element and ending at the last element.
This method determines equality by calling Object.Equals.
This method performs a linear search; therefore, this method is an O(n) operation, where n is Count.
Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0, this method uses the collection’s objects’ Equals and CompareTo methods on item 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 item parameter on the objects in the collection.
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98
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.