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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)

abstract Equals : 
        value:string -> bool  
override Equals : 
        value:string -> bool

Parameters

value
Type: System.String

The string to compare to this instance.

Return Value

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

Implements

IEquatable(T).Equals(T)

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

The following example demonstrates the Equals method. It compares the title-cased word "File" with an equivalent word, its lowercase equivalent, its uppercase equivalent, and a word that contains LATIN SMALL LETTER DOTLESS I (U+0131) instead of LATIN SMALL LETTER I (U+0069). Because the Equals(String) method performs an ordinal comparison, only the comparison with an identical word returns true.

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.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

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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