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Control.ControlCollection.Find Method

Searches for controls by their Name property and builds an array of all the controls that match.

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

public Control[] Find(
	string key,
	bool searchAllChildren


Type: System.String

The key to locate in the Control.ControlCollection.

Type: System.Boolean

true to search all child controls; otherwise, false.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.Control[]
An array of type Control containing the matching controls.


The key parameter is null or the empty string ("").

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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