StringComparer.Compare Method (String, String)

When overridden in a derived class, compares two strings and returns an indication of their relative sort order.

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

public abstract int Compare(
	string x,
	string y
)

Parameters

x
Type: System.String
A string to compare to y.
y
Type: System.String
A string to compare to x.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32

Value

Meaning

Less than zero

x is less than y.

-or-

x is null.

Zero

x is equal to y.

Greater than zero

x is greater than y.

-or-

y is null.

Implements

IComparer<T>.Compare(T, T)

The StringComparer.Compare(String, String) method is more efficient than the StringComparer.Compare(Object, Object) method because the x and y parameters do not have to be unboxed to perform the comparison.

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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