SupportsSearching Property

BindingSource.SupportsSearching Property


Gets a value indicating whether the data source supports searching with the Find method.

Namespace:   System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public virtual bool SupportsSearching { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the list is a IBindingList and supports the searching with the Find method; otherwise, false.

If the data source is not an IBindingList, SupportsSearching always returns false.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the SupportsSearching member. For the complete example see the class overview topic.

private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    if (binding1.SupportsSearching != true)
        MessageBox.Show("Cannot search the list.");
        int foundIndex = binding1.Find("Name", textBox1.Text);
        if (foundIndex > -1)
            listBox1.SelectedIndex = foundIndex;
            MessageBox.Show("Font was not found.");

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Available since 2.0
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