Difference Class

Represents a single difference in the set of differences of two lists of elements.


Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.Differencing
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.Data (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.Data.dll)

public class Difference

The Difference type exposes the following members.

Public methodDifferenceInitializes a new instance of a Difference with the specified left and right spans and before and after matches.

Public propertyAfterThe match after this difference. It is null at the end of the sequence.
Public propertyBeforeThe match before this section. It is null at the beginning of the sequence.
Public propertyDifferenceTypeThe type of the difference (add, remove, or change).
Public propertyLeftThe left side of the difference (may be zero length).
Public propertyRightThe right side of the difference (may be zero length).

Public methodEqualsDetermines whether two Difference objects are the same (have the same difference type and the same before and after matches). (Overrides Object.Equals(Object).)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash code for this type. (Overrides Object.GetHashCode().)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringThe string representation of this difference. (Overrides Object.ToString().)

Each difference consists of a left span and a right span, either of which may have zero length (if the operation is an add operation or a delete operation). The text before and after the difference matches.

In general, differences are non-null. However, when the difference appears at the beginning of the lists of differences, the "before" is null, and when the difference appears at the end of the lists, the "after" is null.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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