BindingSource.Find BindingSource.Find BindingSource.Find BindingSource.Find Method

Definition

Find the specified item in the data source.

Overloads

Find(PropertyDescriptor, Object) Find(PropertyDescriptor, Object) Find(PropertyDescriptor, Object) Find(PropertyDescriptor, Object)

Searches for the index of the item that has the given property descriptor.

Find(String, Object) Find(String, Object) Find(String, Object) Find(String, Object)

Returns the index of the item in the list with the specified property name and value.

Find(PropertyDescriptor, Object) Find(PropertyDescriptor, Object) Find(PropertyDescriptor, Object) Find(PropertyDescriptor, Object)

Searches for the index of the item that has the given property descriptor.

public:
 virtual int Find(System::ComponentModel::PropertyDescriptor ^ prop, System::Object ^ key);
public virtual int Find (System.ComponentModel.PropertyDescriptor prop, object key);
abstract member Find : System.ComponentModel.PropertyDescriptor * obj -> int
override this.Find : System.ComponentModel.PropertyDescriptor * obj -> int
Public Overridable Function Find (prop As PropertyDescriptor, key As Object) As Integer

Parameters

key
Object Object Object Object

The value of prop to match.

Returns

The zero-based index of the item that has the given value for PropertyDescriptor.

Implements

Exceptions

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Find method. For the complete example see the class overview topic.

private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    if (binding1.SupportsSearching != true)
        MessageBox.Show("Cannot search the list.");
    else
    {
        int foundIndex = binding1.Find("Name", textBox1.Text);
        if (foundIndex > -1)
            listBox1.SelectedIndex = foundIndex;
        else
            MessageBox.Show("Font was not found.");
    }
}
    Private Sub button1_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) _
        Handles button1.Click

        If binding1.SupportsSearching <> True Then
            MessageBox.Show("Cannot search the list.")
        Else
            Dim foundIndex As Integer = binding1.Find("Name", textBox1.Text)
            If foundIndex > -1 Then
                listBox1.SelectedIndex = foundIndex
            Else
                MessageBox.Show("Font was not found.")
            End If
        End If

    End Sub
End Class

Remarks

This method is typically used in complex data-binding cases to locate the first row where the value of the field specified by the prop parameter equals the value of the key parameter

This method simply refers the request to the underlying list's IBindingList.Find method. For example, if the underlying data source is a DataSet, DataTable, or DataView, this method calls the DataView.IBindingList.Find method. The behavior of IBindingList.Find, such as the value returned if no matching item is found, depends on the implementation of the method in the underlying list.

See also

Find(String, Object) Find(String, Object) Find(String, Object) Find(String, Object)

Returns the index of the item in the list with the specified property name and value.

public:
 int Find(System::String ^ propertyName, System::Object ^ key);
public int Find (string propertyName, object key);
member this.Find : string * obj -> int
Public Function Find (propertyName As String, key As Object) As Integer

Parameters

propertyName
String String String String

The name of the property to search for.

key
Object Object Object Object

The value of the item with the specified propertyName to find.

Returns

The zero-based index of the item with the specified property name and value.

Exceptions

The underlying list is not a IBindingList with searching functionality implemented.

propertyName does not match a property in the list.

Examples

The following example shows how to use the Find method with a DataView. To run this example, paste the code into a Windows Form and call PopulateDataViewAndFind from the form's constructor or Load event-handling method. Your form should import the System.Xml and System.IO namespaces.

private void PopulateDataViewAndFind()
{
    DataSet set1 = new DataSet();

    // Some xml data to populate the DataSet with.
    string musicXml =
        "<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>" +
        "<music>" +
        "<recording><artist>Coldplay</artist><cd>X&amp;Y</cd></recording>" +
        "<recording><artist>Dave Matthews</artist><cd>Under the Table and Dreaming</cd></recording>" +
        "<recording><artist>Natalie Merchant</artist><cd>Tigerlily</cd></recording>" +
        "<recording><artist>U2</artist><cd>How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb</cd></recording>" +
        "</music>";

    // Read the xml.
    StringReader reader = new StringReader(musicXml);
    set1.ReadXml(reader);

    // Get a DataView of the table contained in the dataset.
    DataTableCollection tables = set1.Tables;
    DataView view1 = new DataView(tables[0]);

    // Create a DataGridView control and add it to the form.
    DataGridView datagridview1 = new DataGridView();
    datagridview1.AutoGenerateColumns = true;
    this.Controls.Add(datagridview1);

    // Create a BindingSource and set its DataSource property to
    // the DataView.
    BindingSource source1 = new BindingSource();
    source1.DataSource = view1;

    // Set the data source for the DataGridView.
    datagridview1.DataSource = source1;

    // Set the Position property to the results of the Find method.
    int itemFound = source1.Find("artist", "Natalie Merchant");
    source1.Position = itemFound;
}
Private Sub PopulateDataViewAndFind() 
    Dim set1 As New DataSet()
    
    ' Some xml data to populate the DataSet with.
    Dim musicXml As String = "<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>" & _
        "<music>" & _
        "<recording><artist>Coldplay</artist><cd>X&amp;Y</cd></recording>" & _
        "<recording><artist>Dave Matthews</artist><cd>Under the Table and Dreaming</cd></recording>" & _
        "<recording><artist>Natalie Merchant</artist><cd>Tigerlily</cd></recording>" & _
        "<recording><artist>U2</artist><cd>How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb</cd></recording>" & _
        "</music>"
    
    ' Read the xml.
    Dim reader As New StringReader(musicXml)
    set1.ReadXml(reader)
    
    ' Get a DataView of the table contained in the dataset.
    Dim tables As DataTableCollection = set1.Tables
    Dim view1 As New DataView(tables(0))
    
    ' Create a DataGridView control and add it to the form.
    Dim datagridview1 As New DataGridView()
    datagridview1.AutoGenerateColumns = True
    Me.Controls.Add(datagridview1)
    
    ' Create a BindingSource and set its DataSource property to
    ' the DataView.
    Dim source1 As New BindingSource()
    source1.DataSource = view1
    
    ' Set the data source for the DataGridView.
    datagridview1.DataSource = source1
    
    ' Set the Position property to the results of the Find method.
    Dim itemFound As Integer = source1.Find("artist", "Natalie Merchant")
    source1.Position = itemFound

End Sub

Remarks

The Find method can only be used when the underlying list is an IBindingList with searching implemented. This method simply refers the request to the underlying list's IBindingList.Find method. For example, if the underlying data source is a DataSet, DataTable, or DataView, this method converts propertyName to a PropertyDescriptor and calls the IBindingList.Find method. The behavior of Find, such as the value returned if no matching item is found, depends on the implementation of the method in the underlying list.

The property name comparison is case-insensitive.

Applies to