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Hi,

I have implemented a class that is a list:

Public class CompareItems
{
      Public string type {get; set; }
      Public int item1 { get; set; }
      Public int item2 { get; set; }
}

Public List< CompareItems> compareJobList = new List< CompareItems>();

I can populate this okay, but I now have a requirement to check that the list does not accept duplicate values.  I know this could be done on normal list by using the contains function.

However can it be done on this type of a list?

So I would need to check all 3 values don't exist?
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dj_alik

If you're using .NET 3.5 or later, LINQ is the answer to this one:
compareJobList .Where(t => t.item1 == 3);
if  less .net 3.5
compareJobList .Exists(t => t.item1 == 3&& t.item2=1)
or
compareJobList .FindAll(t => t.item1 == 3&& t.item2=1)
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If you're using .NET 3.5 or later, LINQ is the answer to this one:
compareJobList .Where(t => t.item1 == 3);
I'd suggest Any instead of Where.

using System.Linq;

...

bool exists = compareJobList .Any(t => t.item1 == 3);

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Instead of a List<> you can use a HashSet<> (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb359438.aspx)
A hashset will never store a duplicate
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