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CompareMethod Enumeration

Indicates how to compare strings when calling comparison functions.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

'Declaration
Public Enumeration CompareMethod

Member nameDescription
BinaryPerforms a binary comparison. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbBinaryCompare.
TextPerforms a textual comparison. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbTextCompare.

When you call comparison functions, you can use the CompareMethod enumeration in your code in place of the actual values. The Compare argument takes the CompareMethod enumeration members.

For details on binary and text comparisons, see Option Compare Statement.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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