Compares the connection information in this DbConnectionStringBuilder object with the connection information in the supplied object.
Assembly: System.Data (in System.Data.dll)
'Declaration Public Overridable Function EquivalentTo ( _ connectionStringBuilder As DbConnectionStringBuilder _ ) As Boolean
Comparisons on key names are case insensitive; value comparisons are case sensitive.
The method returns true if the key/value pairs are equal, regardless of their order. The connection behavior of the two connection strings are equivalent, because order is never significant within connection strings. However, different order may affect connection pooling behavior of connections based on these connection strings.
Sub Main() Dim builder1 As New DbConnectionStringBuilder builder1.ConnectionString = _ "Value1=SomeValue;Value2=20;Value3=30;Value4=40" Console.WriteLine("builder1 = " & builder1.ConnectionString) Dim builder2 As New DbConnectionStringBuilder builder2.ConnectionString = _ "value2=20;value3=30;VALUE4=40;Value1=SomeValue" Console.WriteLine("builder2 = " & builder2.ConnectionString) Dim builder3 As New DbConnectionStringBuilder builder3.ConnectionString = _ "value2=20;value3=30;VALUE4=40;Value1=SOMEVALUE" Console.WriteLine("builder3 = " & builder3.ConnectionString) ' builder1 and builder2 contain the same ' keys and values, in different order, and the ' keys are not consistently cased. They are equivalent. Console.WriteLine("builder1.EquivalentTo(builder2) = " & _ builder1.EquivalentTo(builder2).ToString()) ' builder2 and builder3 contain the same key/value pairs in the ' the same order, but the value casing is different, so they're ' not equivalent. Console.WriteLine("builder2.EquivalentTo(builder3) = " & _ builder2.EquivalentTo(builder3).ToString()) Console.WriteLine("Press Enter to continue.") Console.ReadLine() End Sub
This sample displays the following output:
builder1 = value1=SomeValue;value2=20;value3=30;value4=40 builder2 = value2=20;value3=30;value4=40;value1=SomeValue builder3 = value2=20;value3=30;value4=40;value1=SOMEVALUE builder1.EquivalentTo(builder2) = True builder2.EquivalentTo(builder3) = False