MemoryCache.GetCacheItem Method (String, String)

.NET Framework (current version)

Returns the specified entry from the cache as a CacheItem instance.

Namespace:   System.Runtime.Caching
Assembly:  System.Runtime.Caching (in System.Runtime.Caching.dll)

Public Overrides Function GetCacheItem (
	key As String,
	regionName As String
) As CacheItem


Type: System.String

A unique identifier for the cache entry to get.

Type: System.String

A named region in the cache to which a cache entry was added. Do not pass a value for this parameter. This parameter is null by default, because the MemoryCache class does not implement regions.

Return Value

Type: System.Runtime.Caching.CacheItem

A reference to the cache entry identified by key if the entry exists; otherwise, null.

Exception Condition

regionName is not null.


key is null.

If the cache entry specified by key exists in the cache, the GetCacheItem method returns it as a CacheItem instance. The Key and Value properties of the CacheItem instance will be set. However, the RegionName property will be null, because regions are not implemented in the MemoryCache class.

.NET Framework
Available since 4.0
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