Contains Method

Control.ControlCollection.Contains Method

Determines whether the specified control is a member of the collection.

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

public bool Contains(
	Control control
)

Parameters

control
Type: System.Windows.Forms.Control

The Control to locate in the collection.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the Control is a member of the collection; otherwise, false.

This method enables you to determine whether a Control is a member of the collection before attempting to perform operations on the Control. You can use this method to confirm that a Control has been added to or is still a member of the collection.

The following code example removes a Control from the Control.ControlCollection of the derived class Panel if it is a member of the collection. The example requires that you have created a Panel, a Button, and at least one RadioButton control on a Form. The RadioButton controls are added to the Panel control, and the Panel control added to the Form. When the button is clicked, the radio button named radioButton2 is removed from the Control.ControlCollection.

// Remove the RadioButton control if it exists. 
private void removeButton_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
   if(panel1.Controls.Contains(removeButton))
   {
      panel1.Controls.Remove(removeButton);
   }
}

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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

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