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Dictionary<TKey, TValue>.ContainsValue Method

Determines whether the Dictionary<TKey, TValue> contains a specific value.

Namespace:  System.Collections.Generic
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public bool ContainsValue(
	TValue value
)

Parameters

value
Type: TValue

The value to locate in the Dictionary<TKey, TValue>. The value can be null for reference types.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the Dictionary<TKey, TValue> contains an element with the specified value; otherwise, false.

This method determines equality using the default equality comparer EqualityComparer<T>.Default for TValue, the type of values in the dictionary.

This method performs a linear search; therefore, the average execution time is proportional to Count. That is, this method is an O(n) operation, where n is Count.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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