CompareTo Method (String)

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Compares this instance with a specified String object and indicates whether this instance precedes, follows, or appears in the same position in the sort order as the specified String.

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

public int CompareTo(
	string strB
)

Parameters

strB
Type: System..::..String
The string to compare with this instance.

Return Value

Type: System..::..Int32
A 32-bit signed integer that indicates whether this instance precedes, follows, or appears in the same position in the sort order as the value parameter.

Value

Condition

Less than zero

This instance precedes strB.

Zero

This instance has the same position in the sort order as strB.

Greater than zero

This instance follows strB.

-or-

strB is nullNothingnullptrunita null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

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