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String.Equals Method (String)

Determines whether this instance and another specified String object have the same value.

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

public bool Equals (
	string value
public final boolean Equals (
	String value
public final function Equals (
	value : String
) : boolean
Not applicable.



A String.

Return Value

true if the value of the value parameter is the same as this instance; otherwise, false.

Exception typeCondition


This instance is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

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

The following code example demonstrates the Equals method.

// Override the 'FormatDataValue' method.
protected override string FormatDataValue(object dataValue) 
   string myString = dataValue.ToString();
   // Get the DataFormat.
   string myFormat = this.DataFormatString;
   string mySubString = myFormat.Substring(2,3);
   // Check for the currency format.
   if (mySubString.Equals(":c}"))
      return "$" + myString;
      return myString;

// Override the 'FormatDataValue' method.
protected String FormatDataValue(Object dataValue)
    String myString = dataValue.ToString();

    // Get the DataFormat.
    String myFormat = this.get_DataFormatString();
    String mySubString = myFormat.Substring(2, 3);

    // Check for the currency format.
    if (mySubString.Equals(":c}")) {
        return "$" + myString;
    else {
        return myString;
} //FormatDataValue 

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0