Locating Items in a String List

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To locate a string in a string list, use the IndexOf method. IndexOf returns the index of the first string in the list that matches the parameter passed to it, and returns -1 if the parameter string is not found. IndexOf finds exact matches only; if you want to match partial strings, you must iterate through the string list yourself.

For example, you could use IndexOf to determine whether a given file name is found among the Items of a list box:


 if FileListBox1.Items.IndexOf('TargetFileName') > -1 {...}


if (FileListBox1->Items->IndexOf("WIN.INI") > -1) ...

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