SupportsSearching Property

IBindingList.SupportsSearching Property

Gets whether the list supports searching using the Find method.

Namespace: System.ComponentModel
Assembly: System (in system.dll)

bool SupportsSearching { get; }
/** @property */
boolean get_SupportsSearching ()

function get SupportsSearching () : boolean

Not applicable.

Property Value

true if the list supports searching using the Find method; otherwise, false.

The following code example demonstrates how to implement the SupportsSearching property.

    public class MyFontList : BindingList<Font>

        protected override bool SupportsSearchingCore
            get { return true; }
        protected override int FindCore(PropertyDescriptor prop, object key)
            // Ignore the prop value and search by family name.
            for (int i = 0; i < Count; ++i)
                if (Items[i].FontFamily.Name.ToLower() == ((string)key).ToLower())
                    return i;

            return -1;


Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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