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Posted 27 Oct 2008

Using Find in a Generic List

, 27 Oct 2008 CPOL
This article investigates the use of List.Find() when using value and reference types, and how to use it when working with your own custom classes.
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;

namespace GenericsFind
    class Person : IComparable
        private string _Firstname;

        public string Firstname
            get { return _Firstname; }
            set { _Firstname = value; }

        public Person(string strPar1)
            Firstname = strPar1;

        #region IComparable Members

        public int CompareTo(object obj)
            throw new NotImplementedException();

        public override bool Equals(object obj)
            return this.Firstname == ((Person)obj).Firstname;
            //return base.Equals(obj);


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