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SqlMethods.Like Method (String, String)

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
)

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.

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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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