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String.Equals Method (String, String)

Determines whether two specified String objects have the same value.

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

static member Equals : 
        a:string * 
        b:string -> bool

Parameters

a
Type: System.String

The first string to compare, or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

b
Type: System.String

The second string to compare, or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the value of a is the same as the value of b; otherwise, false. If both a and b are a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), the method returns true.

This method performs an ordinal (case-sensitive and culture-insensitive) comparison.

The following example demonstrates the Equals method.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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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