List. Contains(Object) Method
Determines whether an element is in the ArrayList.
public: virtual bool Contains(System::Object ^ item);
public virtual bool Contains (object item);
abstract member Contains : obj -> bool override this.Contains : obj -> bool
Public Overridable Function Contains (item As Object) As Boolean
This method performs a linear search; therefore, this method is an
O(n) operation, where
n is Count.
This method determines equality by calling Object.Equals.
Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0, this method uses the collection's objects' Equals and CompareTo methods on
item to determine whether item exists. In the earlier versions of the .NET Framework, this determination was made by using the Equals and CompareTo methods of the
item parameter on the objects in the collection.