StringComparer.Equals Method (String, String)

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether two strings are equal.

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

virtual bool Equals (
	String^ x, 
	String^ y
) abstract
public abstract boolean Equals (
	String x, 
	String y
public abstract function Equals (
	x : String, 
	y : String
) : boolean



A string to compare to y.


A string to compare to x.

Return Value

true if x and y refer to the same object, or x and y are equal; otherwise, false.

The Equals method is more efficient than the Equals method because the x and y parameters do not have to be unboxed to perform the comparison.

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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