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CompareInfo.Name Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets the name of the culture used for sorting operations by this CompareInfo object.

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

virtual property String^ Name {
	String^ get ();
/** @property */
public String get_Name ()

public function get Name () : String

Property Value

The name of a culture.

The Name and CultureInfo.Name properties can have different values. For example, an LCID property value of hexadecimal 0x10407 identifies an alternate sort culture that sorts names as they might appear in a German telephone book. The Name property has a value of "de-de_phoneb" while the CultureInfo.Name property of the associated German-Germany culture has a value of "de-DE".

The following code example compares three strings using the fr-FR and ja-JP cultures. The Name property is used to display the name of each culture.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Text;
using namespace System::Globalization;

int main()
    array<String^>^ sign = gcnew array<String^> { "<", "=", ">" };

    // The code below demonstrates how strings compare
    // differently for different cultures.
    String^ s1 = "Coté"; 
    String^ s2 = "coté";
    String^ s3 = "côte";

    // Set sort order of strings for French in France.
    CompareInfo^ ci = (gcnew CultureInfo("fr-FR"))->CompareInfo;
    Console::WriteLine(L"The LCID for {0} is {1}.", ci->Name, ci->LCID);

    // Display the result using fr-FR Compare of Coté = coté.
    Console::WriteLine(L"fr-FR Compare: {0} {2} {1}",
        s1, s2, sign[ci->Compare(s1, s2, CompareOptions::IgnoreCase) + 1]);

    // Display the result using fr-FR Compare of coté > côte.
    Console::WriteLine(L"fr-FR Compare: {0} {2} {1}",
        s2, s3, sign[ci->Compare(s2, s3, CompareOptions::None) + 1]);

    // Set sort order of strings for Japanese as spoken in Japan.
    ci = (gcnew CultureInfo("ja-JP"))->CompareInfo;
    Console::WriteLine(L"The LCID for {0} is {1}.", ci->Name, ci->LCID);

    // Display the result using ja-JP Compare of coté < côte.
    Console::WriteLine("ja-JP Compare: {0} {2} {1}",
        s2, s3, sign[ci->Compare(s2, s3) + 1]);

// This code produces the following output.
// The LCID for fr-FR is 1036.
// fr-FR Compare: Coté = coté
// fr-FR Compare: coté > côte
// The LCID for ja-JP is 1041.
// ja-JP Compare: coté < côte

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.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0