Provides objects for performing a structural comparison of two collection objects.
Assemblies: System.Collections (in System.Collections.dll)
mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
The class returns the following two predefined comparison objects:
An IComparer implementation that can be passed to a method such as Array.IStructuralComparable.CompareTo(Object, IComparer) or Tuple<T1, T2, T3>.IStructuralComparable.CompareTo(Object, IComparer) to perform a structural comparison of two objects. It is designed to indicate whether the first object precedes, follows, or occurs in the same position as the second object in the sort order.
An IEqualityComparer implementation that can be passed to a method such as Array.IStructuralEquatable.Equals(Object, IEqualityComparer) or Tuple<T1, T2, T3>.IStructuralEquatable.Equals(Object, IEqualityComparer) to perform a comparison for structural equality.
The objects can be used to perform a structural comparison or a structural equality comparison of two collection objects, such as array or tuple objects. In structural comparison, two objects are compared based on their values. Objects can be ordered based on some criteria, and two objects are considered equal when they have equal values, not because they reference the same physical object
.NET FrameworkSupported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4
.NET Framework Client ProfileSupported in: 4
Portable Class LibrarySupported in: Portable Class Library
.NET for Windows Store appsSupported in: Windows 8
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1
Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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)
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