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StringComparer::Create Method

Creates a StringComparer object that compares strings according to the rules of a specified culture.

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

public:
static StringComparer^ Create(
	CultureInfo^ culture, 
	bool ignoreCase
)

Parameters

culture
Type: System.Globalization::CultureInfo

A culture whose linguistic rules are used to perform a string comparison.

ignoreCase
Type: System::Boolean

true to specify that comparison operations be case-insensitive; false to specify that comparison operations be case-sensitive.

Return Value

Type: System::StringComparer
A new StringComparer object that performs string comparisons according to the comparison rules used by the culture parameter and the case rule specified by the ignoreCase parameter.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

culture is nullptr.

The following code example demonstrates the properties and the Create method of the StringComparer class. The example illustrates how different StringComparer objects sort three versions of the Latin letter I.

// This example demonstrates members of the 
// System::StringComparer class. 

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections;
using namespace System::Collections::Generic;
using namespace System::Globalization;
using namespace System::Threading;

void Display(List<String^>^ stringList, String^ title)
{
    Char firstChar;
    int codePoint;
    Console::WriteLine(title);
    for each (String^ s in stringList)
    {
        firstChar = s[0];
        codePoint = Convert::ToInt32(firstChar);
        Console::WriteLine("0x{0:x}", codePoint);
    }
    Console::WriteLine();
}

int main()
{
    // Create a list of string.
    List<String^>^ stringList = gcnew List<String^>();

    // Get the tr-TR (Turkish-Turkey) culture.
    CultureInfo^ turkishCulture = gcnew CultureInfo("tr-TR");

    // Get the culture that is associated with the current thread.
    CultureInfo^ currentCulture = Thread::CurrentThread->CurrentCulture;

    // Get the standard StringComparers.
    StringComparer^ invariant = StringComparer::InvariantCulture;
    StringComparer^ invariantIgnoreCase =
        StringComparer::InvariantCultureIgnoreCase;
    StringComparer^ current = StringComparer::CurrentCulture;
    StringComparer^ currentIgnoreCase =
        StringComparer::CurrentCultureIgnoreCase;
    StringComparer^ ordinal = StringComparer::Ordinal;
    StringComparer^ ordinalIgnoreCase = StringComparer::OrdinalIgnoreCase;

    // Create a StringComparer that uses the Turkish culture and ignores 
    // case.
    StringComparer^ turkishIgnoreCase =
        StringComparer::Create(turkishCulture, true);

    // Define three strings consisting of different versions of the 
    // letter I. LATIN CAPITAL LETTER I (U+0049)
    String^ capitalLetterI = "I";

    // LATIN SMALL LETTER I (U+0069)
    String^ smallLetterI = "i";

    // LATIN SMALL LETTER DOTLESS I (U+0131)
    String^ smallLetterDotlessI = L"\u0131";

    // Add the three strings to the list.
    stringList->Add(capitalLetterI);
    stringList->Add(smallLetterI);
    stringList->Add(smallLetterDotlessI);

    // Display the original list order.
    Display(stringList, "The original order of the list entries...");

    // Sort the list using the invariant culture.
    stringList->Sort(invariant);
    Display(stringList, "Invariant culture...");
    stringList->Sort(invariantIgnoreCase);
    Display(stringList, "Invariant culture, ignore case...");

    // Sort the list using the current culture.
    Console::WriteLine("The current culture is \"{0}\".",
        currentCulture->Name);
    stringList->Sort(current);
    Display(stringList, "Current culture...");
    stringList->Sort(currentIgnoreCase);
    Display(stringList, "Current culture, ignore case...");

    // Sort the list using the ordinal value of the character code points.
    stringList->Sort(ordinal);
    Display(stringList, "Ordinal...");
    stringList->Sort(ordinalIgnoreCase);
    Display(stringList, "Ordinal, ignore case...");

    // Sort the list using the Turkish culture, which treats LATIN SMALL 
    // LETTER DOTLESS I differently than LATIN SMALL LETTER I.
    stringList->Sort(turkishIgnoreCase);
    Display(stringList, "Turkish culture, ignore case...");
}
/*
This code example produces the following results:

The original order of the list entries...
0x49
0x69
0x131

Invariant culture...
0x69
0x49
0x131

Invariant culture, ignore case...
0x49
0x69
0x131

The current culture is "en-US".
Current culture...
0x69
0x49
0x131

Current culture, ignore case...
0x49
0x69
0x131

Ordinal...
0x49
0x69
0x131

Ordinal, ignore case...
0x69
0x49
0x131

Turkish culture, ignore case...
0x131
0x49
0x69

*/

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, 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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