Comparer Constructor
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Comparer Constructor (CultureInfo)


Initializes a new instance of the Comparer class using the specified System.Globalization.CultureInfo.

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

Public Sub New (
	culture As CultureInfo


Type: System.Globalization.CultureInfo

The System.Globalization.CultureInfo to use for the new Comparer.

Exception Condition

culture is null.

Comparison procedures use the specified System.Globalization.CultureInfo to determine the sort order and casing rules. String comparisons might have different results depending on the culture. For more information on culture-specific comparisons, see the System.Globalization namespace and Globalizing and Localizing .NET Framework Applications.

The following code example shows how Compare returns different values depending on the culture associated with the Comparer.

Imports System
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Globalization

Public Class SamplesComparer

   Public Shared Sub Main()

      ' Creates the strings to compare.
      Dim str1 As [String] = "llegar"
      Dim str2 As [String] = "lugar"
      Console.WriteLine("Comparing ""{0}"" and ""{1}"" ...", str1, str2)

      ' Uses the DefaultInvariant Comparer.
      Console.WriteLine("   Invariant Comparer: {0}", Comparer.DefaultInvariant.Compare(str1, str2))

      ' Uses the Comparer based on the culture "es-ES" (Spanish - Spain, international sort).
      Dim myCompIntl As New Comparer(New CultureInfo("es-ES", False))
      Console.WriteLine("   International Sort: {0}", myCompIntl.Compare(str1, str2))

      ' Uses the Comparer based on the culture identifier 0x040A (Spanish - Spain, traditional sort).
      Dim myCompTrad As New Comparer(New CultureInfo(&H40A, False))
      Console.WriteLine("   Traditional Sort  : {0}", myCompTrad.Compare(str1, str2))

   End Sub 'Main 

End Class 'SamplesComparer

'This code produces the following output.
'Comparing "llegar" and "lugar" ...
'   Invariant Comparer: -1
'   International Sort: -1
'   Traditional Sort  : 1

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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