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String.Equals Method (String)

Determines whether this instance and another specified String object have the same value.

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

public bool Equals (
	string value
public final boolean Equals (
	String value
public final function Equals (
	value : String
) : boolean



A String.

Return Value

true if the value of the value parameter is the same as this instance; otherwise, false.

Exception typeCondition


This instance is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

This method performs an ordinal (case-sensitive and culture-insensitive) comparison.

The following code example demonstrates the Equals method.

// Override the 'FormatDataValue' method.
protected override string FormatDataValue(object dataValue) 
   string myString = dataValue.ToString();
   // Get the DataFormat.
   string myFormat = this.DataFormatString;
   string mySubString = myFormat.Substring(2,3);
   // Check for the currency format.
   if (mySubString.Equals(":c}"))
      return "$" + myString;
      return myString;

// Override the 'FormatDataValue' method.
protected String FormatDataValue(Object dataValue)
    String myString = dataValue.ToString();

    // Get the DataFormat.
    String myFormat = this.get_DataFormatString();
    String mySubString = myFormat.Substring(2, 3);

    // Check for the currency format.
    if (mySubString.Equals(":c}")) {
        return "$" + myString;
    else {
        return myString;
} //FormatDataValue 

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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