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.NET 6.0+

BaseObjectSpace.FindObject(Type, CriteriaOperator) Method

Searches for the first object of the specified type, matching the specified criteria.

Namespace: DevExpress.ExpressApp

Assembly: DevExpress.ExpressApp.v23.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.ExpressApp


public object FindObject(
    Type objectType,
    CriteriaOperator criteria


Name Type Description
objectType Type

A Type object which is the type of the object to search for.

criteria CriteriaOperator

A DevExpress.Data.Filtering.CriteriaOperator descendant which is the criteria to match persistent objects.


Type Description

An object which is the first persistent object which matches the specified criteria. null (Nothing in Visual Basic) if there is no persistent object which matches the criteria.


To find the specified object, this method invokes a public virtual FindObject method that does nothing and returns null. So, the details on how the objects are searched depend on how the FindObject virtual method is overridden in a particular descendant of the BaseObjectSpace class.

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