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ComparisonSettings Enumeration

Describes the object comparison modes that can be used with CompareTo. Note that these values may be combined.

This enumeration has a FlagsAttribute attribute that allows a bitwise combination of its member values.

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

[FlagsAttribute]
public enum ComparisonSettings

Member nameDescription
IncludeAllA mode that compares all elements of the compared objects. Value: 0.
IgnoreQualifiersA mode that compares the objects, ignoring qualifiers. Value: 1.
IgnoreObjectSourceA mode that ignores the source of the objects, namely the server and the namespace they came from, in comparison to other objects. Value: 2.
IgnoreDefaultValuesA mode that ignores the default values of properties. This value is only meaningful when comparing classes. Value: 4.
IgnoreClassA mode that assumes that the objects being compared are instances of the same class. Consequently, this value causes comparison of instance-related information only. Use this flag to optimize performance. If the objects are not of the same class, the results are undefined. Value: 8.
IgnoreCaseA mode that compares string values in a case-insensitive manner. This applies to strings and to qualifier values. Property and qualifier names are always compared in a case-insensitive manner whether this flag is specified or not. Value: 16.
IgnoreFlavorA mode that ignores qualifier flavors. This flag still takes qualifier values into account, but ignores flavor distinctions such as propagation rules and override restrictions. Value: 32.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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