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Like Method (String, String, Char)
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SqlMethods.Like Method (String, String, Char)

Determines whether a specific character string matches a specified pattern. This method is currently only supported in LINQ to SQL queries.

Namespace:  System.Data.Linq.SqlClient
Assembly:  System.Data.Linq (in System.Data.Linq.dll)

public static bool Like(
	string matchExpression,
	string pattern,
	char escapeCharacter
)

Parameters

matchExpression
Type: System.String
The string to be searched for a match.
pattern
Type: System.String
The pattern, which may include wildcard characters, to match in matchExpression.
escapeCharacter
Type: System.Char
The character to put in front of a wildcard character to indicate that it should be interpreted as a regular character and not as a wildcard character.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if matchExpression matches the pattern; otherwise, false.

The SQL Server LIKE functionality cannot be exposed through translation of existing common language runtime (CLR) and .NET Framework constructs, and is unsupported outside of a LINQ to SQL context. The use of this method outside of LINQ to SQL will always throw an exception of type NotSupportedException.

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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