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String.Compare Method

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Compares two specified String objects and returns an integer that indicates their relative position in the sort order.

This member is overloaded. For complete information about this member, including syntax, usage, and examples, click a name in the overload list.

  NameDescription
Public method Static member Compare(String, String) Performs a culture-sensitive comparison of two specified String objects and returns an integer that indicates their relationship to one another in the sort order.
Public method Static member Compare(String, String, StringComparison) Compares two specified String objects using the specified string comparison options and returns an integer that indicates their relationship to one another in the sort order.
Public method Static member Compare(String, String, CultureInfo, CompareOptions) Compares two specified String objects using the specified comparison options and culture-specific information to influence the comparison, and returns an integer that indicates the relationship of the two strings to one another in the sort order.
Public method Static member Compare(String, Int32, String, Int32, Int32) Performs a culture-sensitive comparison of substrings that are extracted from two specified String objects and returns an integer that indicates their relationship to one another in the sort order.
Public method Static member Compare(String, Int32, String, Int32, Int32, StringComparison) Compares substrings of two specified String objects using the specified string comparison options and returns an integer that indicates their relationship to one another in the sort order.
Public method Static member Compare(String, Int32, String, Int32, Int32, CultureInfo, CompareOptions) Compares substrings of two specified String objects using the specified comparison options and culture-specific information to influence the comparison, and returns an integer that indicates the relationship of the two substrings to one another in the sort order.
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Caution noteCaution:

Whenever possible, you should call an overload of the Compare method that includes a StringComparison parameter.

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