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Visual Studio .NET 2003

Causes strings to be compared based on their text representations.



Text-based string comparisons are based on a case-insensitive text sort order determined by your system's locale. A typical text sort order is shown in the following example:

(A=a) < (À = à) < (B=b) < (E=e) < (Ê = ê) < (Z=z) < (Ø = ø) 

To set /optioncompare:text in the Visual Studio integrated development environment

  1. Open the project's Property Pages dialog box. For details, see <Projectname> Property Pages Dialog Box.
  2. Click the Common Properties folder.
  3. Click the Build property page.
  4. Modify the Option Compare property.

To set /optioncompare:text programmatically


The following code compiles myfile.vb and uses text-based string comparisons:

vbc /optioncompare:text myfile.vb

See Also

Visual Basic Compiler Options | /optioncompare:binary | /optionstrict | /optionexplicit | Sample Compilation Command Lines

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