Comparer<T>.Default Property

July 28, 2014

Returns a default sort order comparer for the type specified by the generic argument.

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

public static Comparer<T> Default { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.Comparer<T>
An object that inherits Comparer<T> and serves as a sort order comparer for type T.

The Comparer<T> returned by this property uses the System.IComparable<T> generic interface (IComparable<T> in C#, IComparable(Of T) in Visual Basic) to compare two objects. If type T does not implement the System.IComparable<T> generic interface, this property returns a Comparer<T> that uses the System.IComparable interface.

Notes to Callers

For string comparisons, the StringComparer class is recommended over Comparer<String> (Comparer(Of String) in Visual Basic). Properties of the StringComparer class return predefined instances that perform string comparisons with different combinations of culture-sensitivity and case-sensitivity. The case-sensitivity and culture-sensitivity are consistent among the members of the same StringComparer instance.

For more information on culture-specific comparisons, see the System.Globalization namespace.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

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