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String.EndsWith Method (String)

Determines whether the end of this instance matches the specified string.

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

public bool EndsWith(
	string value


Type: System.String

A String to compare to.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if value matches the end of this instance; otherwise, false.


value is null.

This method compares value to the substring at the end of this instance that is the same length as value, and returns an indication whether they are equal. To be equal, value must be a reference to this same instance, or match the end of this instance.

This method performs a word (case-sensitive and culture-sensitive) comparison using the current culture.

The following example demonstrates how you can use the EndsWith method.

using System;

public class EndsWithTest {
    public static void Main() {

        // process an input file that contains html tags. 
        // this sample checks for multiple tags at the end of the line, rather than simply 
        // removing the last one. 
        // note: HTML markup tags always end in a greater than symbol (>).

        string [] strSource = { "<b>This is bold text</b>", "<H1>This is large Text</H1>",
                "<b><i><font color=green>This has multiple tags</font></i></b>",
                "<b>This has <i>embedded</i> tags.</b>",
                "This line simply ends with a greater than symbol, it should not be modified>" };

        Console.WriteLine("The following lists the items before the ends have been stripped:");

        // print out the initial array of strings 
        foreach ( string s in strSource )
            Console.WriteLine( s );


        Console.WriteLine("The following lists the items after the ends have been stripped:");

        // print out the array of strings 
        foreach ( string s in strSource )
            Console.WriteLine( StripEndTags( s ) );

    private static string StripEndTags( string item ) {

            // try to find a tag at the end of the line using EndsWith 
            if (item.Trim().EndsWith(">")) {

                // now search for the opening tag... 
                int lastLocation = item.LastIndexOf( "</" );

                // remove the identified section, if it is a valid region 
                if ( lastLocation >= 0 )
                    item =  item.Substring( 0, lastLocation );

    return item;

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0