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NameScope.FindName Method

Returns the corresponding object in a namescope, based on a provided name string.

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

public Object FindName(
	string name
You cannot use methods in XAML.


Type: System.String

Mapped name of the object to retrieve.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
The requested object. 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.

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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0