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StringComparer.Equals Method (String, String)

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

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

public abstract bool Equals (
	string x,
	string y
public abstract boolean Equals (
	String x, 
	String y
public abstract function Equals (
	x : String, 
	y : String
) : boolean
Not applicable.



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 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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0