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StringComparer.InvariantCulture Property

Gets a StringComparer object that performs a case-sensitive string comparison using the word comparison rules of the invariant culture.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared ReadOnly Property InvariantCulture As StringComparer
'Usage
Dim value As StringComparer

value = StringComparer.InvariantCulture

/** @property */
public static StringComparer get_InvariantCulture ()

public static function get InvariantCulture () : StringComparer

Not applicable.

Property Value

A new StringComparer object.

The invariant culture is the CultureInfo object returned by the InvariantCulture property.

The InvariantCulture property actually returns an instance of an anonymous class derived from the StringComparer class.

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 code example demonstrates members of the System.StringComparer class.

Imports System
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Collections.Generic
Imports System.Globalization
Imports System.Threading

Class Sample
    
    Public Shared Sub Main() 
        ' Create a list of string.
        Dim list As New List(Of String) 
        
        ' Get the tr-TR (Turkish-Turkey) culture.
        Dim turkish As New CultureInfo("tr-TR")
        
        ' Get the culture that is associated with the current thread.
        Dim thisCulture As CultureInfo = Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentCulture
        
        ' Get the standard StringComparers.
        Dim invCmp As StringComparer = StringComparer.InvariantCulture
        Dim invICCmp As StringComparer = StringComparer.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase
        Dim currCmp As StringComparer = StringComparer.CurrentCulture
        Dim currICCmp As StringComparer = StringComparer.CurrentCultureIgnoreCase
        Dim ordCmp As StringComparer = StringComparer.Ordinal
        Dim ordICCmp As StringComparer = StringComparer.OrdinalIgnoreCase
        
        ' Create a StringComparer that uses the Turkish culture and ignores case.
        Dim turkICComp As StringComparer = StringComparer.Create(turkish, True)
        
        ' Define three strings consisting of different versions of the letter I.
        ' LATIN CAPITAL LETTER I (U+0049)
        Dim capitalLetterI As String = "I"
        
        ' LATIN SMALL LETTER I (U+0069)
        Dim smallLetterI As String = "i"
        
        ' LATIN SMALL LETTER DOTLESS I (U+0131)
        Dim smallLetterDotlessI As String = "ı"
        
        ' Add the three strings to the list.
        list.Add(capitalLetterI)
        list.Add(smallLetterI)
        list.Add(smallLetterDotlessI)
        
        ' Display the original list order.
        Display(list, "The original order of the list entries...")
        
        ' Sort the list using the invariant culture.
        list.Sort(invCmp)
        Display(list, "Invariant culture...")
        list.Sort(invICCmp)
        Display(list, "Invariant culture, ignore case...")
        
        ' Sort the list using the current culture.
        Console.WriteLine("The current culture is ""{0}"".", thisCulture.Name)
        list.Sort(currCmp)
        Display(list, "Current culture...")
        list.Sort(currICCmp)
        Display(list, "Current culture, ignore case...")
        
        ' Sort the list using the ordinal value of the character code points.
        list.Sort(ordCmp)
        Display(list, "Ordinal...")
        list.Sort(ordICCmp)
        Display(list, "Ordinal, ignore case...")
        
        ' Sort the list using the Turkish culture, which treats LATIN SMALL LETTER 
        ' DOTLESS I differently than LATIN SMALL LETTER I.
        list.Sort(turkICComp)
        Display(list, "Turkish culture, ignore case...")
    
    End Sub 'Main
    
    Public Shared Sub Display(ByVal lst As List(Of String), ByVal title As String)
        Dim c As Char
        Dim s As String
        Dim codePoint As Integer

        Console.WriteLine(title)
        For Each s In lst
            c = s(0)
            codePoint = Convert.ToInt32(c)
            Console.WriteLine("0x{0:x}", codePoint)
        Next s
        Console.WriteLine()
    End Sub 'Display
End Class 'Sample '

'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
'

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0
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