Finds an element that has the provided identifier name.
Assembly: PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
'Declaration Public Function FindName ( _ name As String _ ) As Object 'Usage Dim instance As FrameworkElement Dim name As String Dim returnValue As Object returnValue = instance.FindName(name)
- Type: System.String
The name of the requested element.
Return ValueType: System.Object
The requested element. This can be Nothing if no matching element was found.
If the element has child elements, these child elements are all searched recursively for the requested named element.
operates within the current element's namescope. For details, see WPF XAML Namescopes.
This example describes how to use the method to find an element by its Name value.
In this example, the method to find a particular element by its name is written as the event handler of a button. stackPanel is the Name of the root FrameworkElement being searched, and the example method then visually indicates the found element by casting it as TextBlock and changing one of the TextBlock visible UI properties.
For the complete sample, see Searching for an Element Sample.
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003
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.