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CompareInfo.IndexOf Method (String, Char, Int32, Int32)

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Searches for the specified character and returns the zero-based index of the first occurrence within the section of the source string that starts at the specified index and contains the specified number of elements.

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

public virtual int IndexOf(
	string source,
	char value,
	int startIndex,
	int count
)

Parameters

source
Type: System.String
The string to search.
value
Type: System.Char
The character to locate within source.
startIndex
Type: System.Int32
The zero-based starting index of the search.
count
Type: System.Int32
The number of elements in the section to search.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The zero-based index of the first occurrence of value within the section of source that starts at startIndex and contains the number of elements specified by count, if found; otherwise, -1.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

source is null.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

startIndex is outside the range of valid indexes for source.

-or-

count is less than zero.

-or-

startIndex and count do not specify a valid section in source.

The source string is searched forward starting at startIndex and ending at startIndex + count - 1.

This overload performs a culture-sensitive search. If the character is a Unicode value representing a precomposed character, such as the ligature "Æ" (U+00C6), it might be considered equivalent to any occurrence of its components in the correct sequence, such as "AE" (U+0041, U+0045), depending on the culture. To perform an ordinal (culture-insensitive) search, where a character is considered equivalent to another character only if the Unicode values are the same, the application should use one of the overloads that accepts a CompareOptions value as a parameter and use the Ordinal value.

The following example determines the indexes of the first and last occurrences of a character or a substring within a portion of a string.


using System;
using System.Globalization;

public class Example
{

   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {

      // Creates CompareInfo for the InvariantCulture.
      CompareInfo myComp = CultureInfo.InvariantCulture.CompareInfo;

      // iS is the starting index of the substring.
      int iS = 8;
      // iL is the length of the substring.
      int iL = 18;
      // myT1 and myT2 are the strings used for padding.
      String myT1 = new String('-', iS);
      String myT2;

      // Searches for the ligature Æ.
      String myStr = "Is AE or ae the same as Æ or æ?";
      myT2 = new String('-', myStr.Length - iS - iL);
      outputBlock.Text += "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Original      : {0}", myStr) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("No options    : {0}{1}{2}", myT1, myStr.Substring(iS, iL), myT2) + "\n";
      PrintMarker(outputBlock, "           AE : ", myComp.IndexOf(myStr, "AE", iS, iL), myComp.LastIndexOf(myStr, "AE", iS + iL - 1, iL));
      PrintMarker(outputBlock, "           ae : ", myComp.IndexOf(myStr, "ae", iS, iL), myComp.LastIndexOf(myStr, "ae", iS + iL - 1, iL));
      PrintMarker(outputBlock, "            Æ : ", myComp.IndexOf(myStr, 'Æ', iS, iL), myComp.LastIndexOf(myStr, 'Æ', iS + iL - 1, iL));
      PrintMarker(outputBlock, "            æ : ", myComp.IndexOf(myStr, 'æ', iS, iL), myComp.LastIndexOf(myStr, 'æ', iS + iL - 1, iL));
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Ordinal       : {0}{1}{2}", myT1, myStr.Substring(iS, iL), myT2) + "\n";
      PrintMarker(outputBlock, "           AE : ", myComp.IndexOf(myStr, "AE", iS, iL, CompareOptions.Ordinal), myComp.LastIndexOf(myStr, "AE", iS + iL - 1, iL, CompareOptions.Ordinal));
      PrintMarker(outputBlock, "           ae : ", myComp.IndexOf(myStr, "ae", iS, iL, CompareOptions.Ordinal), myComp.LastIndexOf(myStr, "ae", iS + iL - 1, iL, CompareOptions.Ordinal));
      PrintMarker(outputBlock, "            Æ : ", myComp.IndexOf(myStr, 'Æ', iS, iL, CompareOptions.Ordinal), myComp.LastIndexOf(myStr, 'Æ', iS + iL - 1, iL, CompareOptions.Ordinal));
      PrintMarker(outputBlock, "            æ : ", myComp.IndexOf(myStr, 'æ', iS, iL, CompareOptions.Ordinal), myComp.LastIndexOf(myStr, 'æ', iS + iL - 1, iL, CompareOptions.Ordinal));
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("IgnoreCase    : {0}{1}{2}", myT1, myStr.Substring(iS, iL), myT2) + "\n";
      PrintMarker(outputBlock, "           AE : ", myComp.IndexOf(myStr, "AE", iS, iL, CompareOptions.IgnoreCase), myComp.LastIndexOf(myStr, "AE", iS + iL - 1, iL, CompareOptions.IgnoreCase));
      PrintMarker(outputBlock, "           ae : ", myComp.IndexOf(myStr, "ae", iS, iL, CompareOptions.IgnoreCase), myComp.LastIndexOf(myStr, "ae", iS + iL - 1, iL, CompareOptions.IgnoreCase));
      PrintMarker(outputBlock, "            Æ : ", myComp.IndexOf(myStr, 'Æ', iS, iL, CompareOptions.IgnoreCase), myComp.LastIndexOf(myStr, 'Æ', iS + iL - 1, iL, CompareOptions.IgnoreCase));
      PrintMarker(outputBlock, "            æ : ", myComp.IndexOf(myStr, 'æ', iS, iL, CompareOptions.IgnoreCase), myComp.LastIndexOf(myStr, 'æ', iS + iL - 1, iL, CompareOptions.IgnoreCase));

      // Searches for the combining character sequence Latin capital letter U with diaeresis or Latin small letter u with diaeresis.
      myStr = "Is \u0055\u0308 or \u0075\u0308 the same as \u00DC or \u00FC?";
      myT2 = new String('-', myStr.Length - iS - iL);
      outputBlock.Text += "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Original      : {0}", myStr) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("No options    : {0}{1}{2}", myT1, myStr.Substring(iS, iL), myT2) + "\n";
      PrintMarker(outputBlock, "           U\u0308 : ", myComp.IndexOf(myStr, "U\u0308", iS, iL), myComp.LastIndexOf(myStr, "U\u0308", iS + iL - 1, iL));
      PrintMarker(outputBlock, "           u\u0308 : ", myComp.IndexOf(myStr, "u\u0308", iS, iL), myComp.LastIndexOf(myStr, "u\u0308", iS + iL - 1, iL));
      PrintMarker(outputBlock, "            Ü : ", myComp.IndexOf(myStr, 'Ü', iS, iL), myComp.LastIndexOf(myStr, 'Ü', iS + iL - 1, iL));
      PrintMarker(outputBlock, "            ü : ", myComp.IndexOf(myStr, 'ü', iS, iL), myComp.LastIndexOf(myStr, 'ü', iS + iL - 1, iL));
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Ordinal       : {0}{1}{2}", myT1, myStr.Substring(iS, iL), myT2) + "\n";
      PrintMarker(outputBlock, "           U\u0308 : ", myComp.IndexOf(myStr, "U\u0308", iS, iL, CompareOptions.Ordinal), myComp.LastIndexOf(myStr, "U\u0308", iS + iL - 1, iL, CompareOptions.Ordinal));
      PrintMarker(outputBlock, "           u\u0308 : ", myComp.IndexOf(myStr, "u\u0308", iS, iL, CompareOptions.Ordinal), myComp.LastIndexOf(myStr, "u\u0308", iS + iL - 1, iL, CompareOptions.Ordinal));
      PrintMarker(outputBlock, "            Ü : ", myComp.IndexOf(myStr, 'Ü', iS, iL, CompareOptions.Ordinal), myComp.LastIndexOf(myStr, 'Ü', iS + iL - 1, iL, CompareOptions.Ordinal));
      PrintMarker(outputBlock, "            ü : ", myComp.IndexOf(myStr, 'ü', iS, iL, CompareOptions.Ordinal), myComp.LastIndexOf(myStr, 'ü', iS + iL - 1, iL, CompareOptions.Ordinal));
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("IgnoreCase    : {0}{1}{2}", myT1, myStr.Substring(iS, iL), myT2) + "\n";
      PrintMarker(outputBlock, "           U\u0308 : ", myComp.IndexOf(myStr, "U\u0308", iS, iL, CompareOptions.IgnoreCase), myComp.LastIndexOf(myStr, "U\u0308", iS + iL - 1, iL, CompareOptions.IgnoreCase));
      PrintMarker(outputBlock, "           u\u0308 : ", myComp.IndexOf(myStr, "u\u0308", iS, iL, CompareOptions.IgnoreCase), myComp.LastIndexOf(myStr, "u\u0308", iS + iL - 1, iL, CompareOptions.IgnoreCase));
      PrintMarker(outputBlock, "            Ü : ", myComp.IndexOf(myStr, 'Ü', iS, iL, CompareOptions.IgnoreCase), myComp.LastIndexOf(myStr, 'Ü', iS + iL - 1, iL, CompareOptions.IgnoreCase));
      PrintMarker(outputBlock, "            ü : ", myComp.IndexOf(myStr, 'ü', iS, iL, CompareOptions.IgnoreCase), myComp.LastIndexOf(myStr, 'ü', iS + iL - 1, iL, CompareOptions.IgnoreCase));

   }

   public static void PrintMarker(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock, String Prefix, int First, int Last)
   {

      // Determines the size of the array to create.
      int mySize;
      if (Last > First)
         mySize = Last;
      else
         mySize = First;

      if (mySize > -1)
      {

         // Creates an array of Char to hold the markers.
         Char[] myCharArr = new Char[mySize + 1];

         // Inserts the appropriate markers.
         if (First > -1)
            myCharArr[First] = 'f';
         if (Last > -1)
            myCharArr[Last] = 'l';
         if (First == Last)
            myCharArr[First] = 'b';

         // Displays the array of Char as a String.
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("{0}{1}", Prefix, new String(myCharArr)) + "\n";

      }
      else
         outputBlock.Text += Prefix + "\n";

   }

}


/*
This code produces the following output.

Original      : Is AE or ae the same as Æ or æ?
No options    : -------- ae the same as Æ -----
           AE :                         b
           ae :          b
            Æ :                         b
            æ :          b
Ordinal       : -------- ae the same as Æ -----
           AE :
           ae :          b
            Æ :                         b
            æ :
IgnoreCase    : -------- ae the same as Æ -----
           AE :          f              l
           ae :          f              l
            Æ :          f              l
            æ :          f              l

Original      : Is U" or u" the same as Ü or ü?
No options    : -------- u" the same as Ü -----
           U" :                         b
           u" :          b
            Ü :                         b
            ü :          b
Ordinal       : -------- u" the same as Ü -----
           U" :
           u" :          b
            Ü :                         b
            ü :
IgnoreCase    : -------- u" the same as Ü -----
           U" :          f              l
           u" :          f              l
            Ü :          f              l
            ü :          f              l

*/


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Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

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