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FrameworkContentElement.FindName Method

Finds an element that has the provided identifier name.

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

public Object FindName(
	string name
)

Parameters

name
Type: System.String
Name of the element to search for.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
The requested element. May be null if no matching element was found.

If this element has child elements, these child elements are all searched recursively for the requested named element.

The following example sets a property on an element found by name within a referenced FlowDocument on a page.


void HighlightParagraph(string paraName)
{
    try
    {
        Paragraph wantedNode = (Paragraph)myflowdocument.FindName(paraName);
        if (wantedNode != null)
        {
            wantedNode.Background = Brushes.LightYellow;
        }
    }
    catch { }//handle paragraph not found in UI }
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, 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.
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