CompareInfo.GetSortKey Method (String, CompareOptions)

Gets a SortKey object for the specified string using the specified CompareOptions value.

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

public virtual SortKey GetSortKey(
	string source,
	CompareOptions options
)

Parameters

source
Type: System.String

The string for which a SortKey object is obtained.

options
Type: System.Globalization.CompareOptions

The CompareOptions value that define how the sort key is calculated. options is a bitwise combination of one or more of the following values: IgnoreCase, IgnoreSymbols, IgnoreNonSpace, IgnoreWidth, IgnoreKanaType, and StringSort.

Return Value

Type: System.Globalization.SortKey
The SortKey object that contains the sort key for the specified string.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

options contains an invalid CompareOptions value.

Each character in a string is given several categories of sort weights, including script, alphabetic, case, and diacritic weights. A sort key is the repository of these weights for a particular string. For example, a sort key might contain a string of alphabetic weights, followed by a string of case weights, and so on. The GetSortKey method is equivalent to the Windows API method LCMapString with the LCMAP_SORTKEY flag.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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