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Hashtable.ContainsValue Method

Determines whether the Hashtable contains a specific value.

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

abstract ContainsValue : 
        value:Object -> bool  
override ContainsValue : 
        value:Object -> bool

Parameters

value
Type: System.Object

The value to locate in the Hashtable. The value can be a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Return Value

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

The values of the elements of the Hashtable are compared to the specified value using the Object.Equals method.

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.

The following example shows how to determine whether the Hashtable contains a specific element.

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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

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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