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ArrayList.Contains Method

Determines whether an element is in the ArrayList.

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

public virtual bool Contains(
	Object item
)

Parameters

item
Type: System.Object

The Object to locate in the ArrayList. The value can be null.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if item is found in the ArrayList; otherwise, false.

Implements

IList.Contains(Object)

This method performs a linear search; therefore, this method is an O(n) operation, where n is Count.

This method determines equality by calling Object.Equals.

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, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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