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Menu.MenuItemCollection.Find Method

Finds the items with the specified key, optionally searching the submenu items

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

public MenuItem[] Find(
	string key,
	bool searchAllChildren


Type: System.String
The name of the menu item to search for.
Type: System.Boolean
true to search child menu items; otherwise, false.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.MenuItem[]
An array of MenuItem objects whose Name property matches the specified key.


key is null or an empty string.

The key comparison is not case-sensitive. If the key parameter is null or an empty string, or there are no matches, Find returns an empty array.

The Name property corresponds to the key for a MenuItem in the Menu.MenuItemCollection.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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