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String.IndexOfAny Method (Char[])

Reports the zero-based index of the first occurrence in this instance of any character in a specified array of Unicode characters.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

member IndexOfAny : 
        anyOf:char[] -> int

Parameters

anyOf
Type: System.Char[]

A Unicode character array containing one or more characters to seek.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The zero-based index position of the first occurrence in this instance where any character in anyOf was found; -1 if no character in anyOf was found.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

anyOf is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Index numbering starts from zero.

The search for anyOf is case-sensitive.

This method performs an ordinal (culture-insensitive) search, where a character is considered equivalent to another character only if their Unicode scalar value are the same. To perform a culture-sensitive search, use the CompareInfo.IndexOf method, where a Unicode scalar value representing a precomposed character, such as the ligature "Æ" (U+00C6), might be considered equivalent to any occurrence of the character's components in the correct sequence, such as "AE" (U+0041, U+0045), depending on the culture.

The following example uses the IndexOfAny method to check for invalid characters in a user entered string.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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