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String.Equals Method (String, String)

Determines whether two specified String objects have the same value.

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

static member Equals : 
        a:string * 
        b:string -> bool

Parameters

a
Type: System.String

The first string to compare, or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

b
Type: System.String

The second string to compare, or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the value of a is the same as the value of b; otherwise, false. If both a and b are a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), the method returns true.

This method performs an ordinal (case-sensitive and culture-insensitive) comparison.

The following example demonstrates the Equals method.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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