ListView.ListViewItemCollection.Find Method

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Searches for items whose name matches the specified key, optionally searching subitems.

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

public ListViewItem[] Find (
	string key,
	bool searchAllSubItems
public ListViewItem[] Find (
	String key, 
	boolean searchAllSubItems
public function Find (
	key : String, 
	searchAllSubItems : boolean
) : ListViewItem[]



The item name to search for.


true to search subitems; otherwise, false.

Return Value

An array of type ListViewItem.

The key comparison is not case-sensitive. The Name property corresponds to the key for a ListViewItem in the ListView.ListViewItemCollection.

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0