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String.Compare Method

Compares two specified String objects and returns an integer that indicates their relative position in the sort order.

This member is overloaded. For complete information about this member, including syntax, usage, and examples, click a name in the overload list.

  Name Description
Public method Static member Compare(String, String) Compares two specified String objects and returns an integer that indicates their relative position in the sort order.
Public method Static member Compare(String, String, Boolean) Compares two specified String objects, ignoring or honoring their case, and returns an integer that indicates their relative position in the sort order.
Public method Static member Compare(String, String, StringComparison) Compares two specified String objects using the specified rules, and returns an integer that indicates their relative position in the sort order.
Public method Static member Compare(String, String, Boolean, CultureInfo) Compares two specified String objects, ignoring or honoring their case, and using culture-specific information to influence the comparison, and returns an integer that indicates their relative position in the sort order.
Public method Static member Compare(String, String, CultureInfo, CompareOptions) Compares two specified String objects using the specified comparison options and culture-specific information to influence the comparison, and returns an integer that indicates the relationship of the two strings to each other in the sort order.
Public method Static member Compare(String, Int32, String, Int32, Int32) Compares substrings of two specified String objects and returns an integer that indicates their relative position in the sort order.
Public method Static member Compare(String, Int32, String, Int32, Int32, Boolean) Compares substrings of two specified String objects, ignoring or honoring their case, and returns an integer that indicates their relative position in the sort order.
Public method Static member Compare(String, Int32, String, Int32, Int32, StringComparison) Compares substrings of two specified String objects using the specified rules, and returns an integer that indicates their relative position in the sort order.
Public method Static member Compare(String, Int32, String, Int32, Int32, Boolean, CultureInfo) Compares substrings of two specified String objects, ignoring or honoring their case and using culture-specific information to influence the comparison, and returns an integer that indicates their relative position in the sort order.
Public method Static member Compare(String, Int32, String, Int32, Int32, CultureInfo, CompareOptions) Compares substrings of two specified String objects using the specified comparison options and culture-specific information to influence the comparison, and returns an integer that indicates the relationship of the two substrings to each other in the sort order.
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Caution note Caution

Whenever possible, you should call an overload of the Compare method that includes a StringComparison parameter. For more information, see Best Practices for Using Strings in the .NET Framework.

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