.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Standard 2.0+
.NET Core 3.0+

BaseObjectSpace.FindObject<ObjectType>(CriteriaOperator) Method

Searches for the first object of the type designated by the specified generic type parameter, matching the specified criteria.

Namespace: DevExpress.ExpressApp

Assembly: DevExpress.ExpressApp.v20.2.dll


public ObjectType FindObject<ObjectType>(
    CriteriaOperator criteria
Public Function FindObject(Of ObjectType)(
    criteria As CriteriaOperator
) As ObjectType


Name Type Description
criteria CriteriaOperator

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

Type Parameters



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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