Updated: December 2009
Determines whether two specified String objects have the same value.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
'Declaration Public Shared Operator = ( _ a As String, _ b As String _ ) As Boolean 'Usage Dim a As String Dim b As String Dim returnValue As Boolean returnValue = (a = b)
Return ValueType: System.Boolean
true if the value of a is the same as the value of b; otherwise, false.
The method defines the operation of the equality operator for the String class.
This operator is implemented using the Equals method, which means the comparands are tested for a combination of reference and value equality. This operator performs an ordinal comparison.
The Visual Basic compiler does not resolve the equality operator as a call to the method. Instead, the equality operator wraps a call to Operators.CompareString.
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