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GetSortKey Method (String)
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CompareInfo.GetSortKey Method (String)

Gets the sort key for the specified string.

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

public virtual SortKey GetSortKey(
	string source
)

Parameters

source
Type: System.String

The string for which a SortKey object is obtained.

Return Value

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

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.

.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
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