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String.Inequality Operator

Determines whether two specified strings have different values.

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

static let inline (<>)
        a:string * 
        b:string  : bool

Parameters

a
Type: System.String

The first string to compare, or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

b
Type: System.String

The second string to compare, or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Return Value

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

The Inequality method defines the operation of the inequality operator for the String class.

This operator is implemented using the Equals method, which means the comparands are tested for a combination of reference and value equality. This operator performs an ordinal comparison.

NoteNote

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

The following example demonstrates the inequality 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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