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UIElementCollection.IndexOf Method (UIElement)


Returns the index position of a specified element in a UIElementCollection.

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

public virtual int IndexOf(
	UIElement element


Type: System.Windows.UIElement

The element whose index position is required.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32

The index position of the element. -1 if the element is not in the collection.

The following example finds the index position of a UIElement within a UIElementCollection.

<DockPanel Name="ParentElement">

    <TextBlock DockPanel.Dock="Top" Name="TxtDisplay"></TextBlock>

    <Button DockPanel.Dock="Top" Click="FindIndex">What is the Index Number
        of the Element Just Added?</Button>
    <DockPanel Name="MainDisplayPanel">
        <TextBlock DockPanel.Dock="Top">Text 1</TextBlock>
        <TextBlock DockPanel.Dock="Top">Text 2</TextBlock>


private int c_counter = 0;
void FindIndex(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
	// Create a new Text element.
	TextBlock newText = new TextBlock();
	// Add this element to the UIElementCollection of the DockPanel element.
	// Add a text node under the Text element. This text is displayed. 
	newText.Text = "New element #" + c_counter;
	// Display the Index number of the new element.    
	TxtDisplay.Text = "The Index of the new element is " +  MainDisplayPanel.Children.IndexOf(newText);

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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