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Trick when using Array.Contains()

, 13 Jun 2011 CPOL
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The Array class already contains this capability with no casting required. The IndexOf method is a static one that returns the index of the value and a -1 if it doesn't exist.Here is an example:exists = Array.IndexOf(arr, "item") >= 0

The Array class already contains this capability with no casting required. The IndexOf method is a static one that returns the index of the value and a -1 if it doesn't exist.

Here is an example:

exists = Array.IndexOf(arr, "item") >= 0

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GeneralSimpler and nice one. If we do not want exact matching and i... Pin
Mohammad A Rahman27-Jun-11 18:48
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GeneralReason for my vote of 1 Could be problem when finding word i... Pin
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GeneralRe: You are incorrect. Try this: string[] arr = new[] {"item4", ... Pin
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GeneralReason for my vote of 5 This alternative is even nicer. Than... Pin
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GeneralReason for my vote of 5 Simpler and just as clear. Pin
Ben Robbins20-Jun-11 14:52
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GeneralArray.IndexOf(arr, "item") >= 0 This will return the exact m... Pin
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