FindName Method

NameScope.FindName Method (String)


Returns the corresponding object in the XAML namescope maintained by this NameScope, based on a provided name string.

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

public object FindName(
	string name


Type: System.String

Name portion of an existing mapping to retrieve the object portion for.

Return Value

Type: System.Object

The requested object that is mapped with name. Can return null if name was provided as null or empty string, or if no matching object was found.

Several base elements (FrameworkElement, FrameworkElement) also expose a FindName method with identical functionality. The base element versions perform a XAML namescope search within the conventional logical tree, working towards the root element. Once the XAML namescope is determined, that XAML namescope is queried for the requested name.

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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