ComparisonSettings Enumeration

Describes the object comparison modes that can be used with CompareTo. Note that these values may be combined.

This enumeration has a FlagsAttribute attribute that allows a bitwise combination of its member values.

Namespace: System.Management
Assembly: System.Management (in

public enum class ComparisonSettings
/** @attribute FlagsAttribute() */ 
public enum ComparisonSettings
public enum ComparisonSettings

 Member nameDescription
IgnoreCaseA mode that compares string values in a case-insensitive manner. This applies to strings and to qualifier values. Property and qualifier names are always compared in a case-insensitive manner whether this flag is specified or not. Value: 16. 
IgnoreClassA mode that assumes that the objects being compared are instances of the same class. Consequently, this value causes comparison of instance-related information only. Use this flag to optimize performance. If the objects are not of the same class, the results are undefined. Value: 8. 
IgnoreDefaultValuesA mode that ignores the default values of properties. This value is only meaningful when comparing classes. Value: 4. 
IgnoreFlavorA mode that ignores qualifier flavors. This flag still takes qualifier values into account, but ignores flavor distinctions such as propagation rules and override restrictions. Value: 32. 
IgnoreObjectSourceA mode that ignores the source of the objects, namely the server and the namespace they came from, in comparison to other objects. Value: 2. 
IgnoreQualifiersA mode that compares the objects, ignoring qualifiers. Value: 1. 
IncludeAllA mode that compares all elements of the compared objects. Value: 0.  

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0