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String.Equality Operator

Determines whether two specified strings have the same value.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared Operator = ( _
	a As String, _
	b As String _
) As Boolean

Parameters

a
Type: System.String

The first string to compare, or Nothing.

b
Type: System.String

The second string to compare, or Nothing.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the value of a is the same as the value of b; otherwise, false.

The Equality method defines the operation of the equality operator for the String class. The operator, in turn, calls the static Equals(String, String) method, which performs an ordinal (case-sensitive and culture-insensitive) comparison.

NoteNote

The Visual Basic compiler does not resolve the equality operator as a call to the Equality method. Instead, the equality operator wraps a call to the Operators.CompareString method.

The following example demonstrates the equality operator.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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