Was this page helpful?
Your feedback about this content is important. Let us know what you think.
Additional feedback?
1500 characters remaining
StructuralComparisons Class

StructuralComparisons Class

.NET Framework 4.6 and 4.5

Provides objects for performing a structural comparison of two collection objects.


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

public static class StructuralComparisons

The StructuralComparisons type exposes the following members.

Public propertyStatic memberSupported by Portable Class LibraryStructuralComparerGets a predefined object that performs a structural comparison of two objects.
Public propertyStatic memberSupported by Portable Class LibraryStructuralEqualityComparerGets a predefined object that compares two objects for structural equality.

The StructuralComparisons class returns the following two predefined comparison objects:

The objects can be used to perform a structural comparison or a structural equality comparison of two collection objects, such as array or tuple objects. In structural comparison, two objects are compared based on their values. Objects can be ordered based on some criteria, and two objects are considered equal when they have equal values, not because they reference the same physical object

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
© 2015 Microsoft