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CompareMethod Enumeration

Indicates how to compare strings when calling comparison functions.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

public enum CompareMethod

Member nameDescription
BinaryPerforms a binary comparison. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbBinaryCompare.
TextPerforms a textual comparison. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbTextCompare.

When you call comparison functions, you can use the CompareMethod enumeration in your code in place of the actual values. The Compare argument takes the CompareMethod enumeration members.

For details on binary and text comparisons, see Option Compare Statement.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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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