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StringBuilder.Equals Method (StringBuilder)

Returns a value indicating whether this instance is equal to a specified object.

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

public bool Equals (
	StringBuilder sb
)
public boolean Equals (
	StringBuilder sb
)
public function Equals (
	sb : StringBuilder
) : boolean
Not applicable.

Parameters

sb

An object to compare with this instance or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Return Value

true if this instance and sb have equal string, Capacity, and MaxCapacity values; otherwise, false.

The following code uses the Equals method to check whether two StringBuilder objects are equal. The method is called repeatedly after small changes are made to each object, and the results are displayed to the console.

using System;
using System.Text;

class Sample 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {
    StringBuilder sb1 = new StringBuilder("abc");
    StringBuilder sb2 = new StringBuilder("abc", 16);

    Console.WriteLine();
    Console.WriteLine("a1) sb1.Length = {0}, sb1.Capacity = {1}", sb1.Length, sb1.Capacity);
    Console.WriteLine("a2) sb2.Length = {0}, sb2.Capacity = {1}", sb2.Length, sb2.Capacity);
    Console.WriteLine("a3) sb1.ToString() = \"{0}\", sb2.ToString() = \"{1}\"", 
                           sb1.ToString(),       sb2.ToString());
    Console.WriteLine("a4) sb1 equals sb2: {0}", sb1.Equals(sb2));

    Console.WriteLine();
    Console.WriteLine("Ensure sb1 has a capacity of at least 50 characters.");
    sb1.EnsureCapacity(50);

    Console.WriteLine();
    Console.WriteLine("b1) sb1.Length = {0}, sb1.Capacity = {1}", sb1.Length, sb1.Capacity);
    Console.WriteLine("b2) sb2.Length = {0}, sb2.Capacity = {1}", sb2.Length, sb2.Capacity);
    Console.WriteLine("b3) sb1.ToString() = \"{0}\", sb2.ToString() = \"{1}\"", 
                           sb1.ToString(),       sb2.ToString());
    Console.WriteLine("b4) sb1 equals sb2: {0}", sb1.Equals(sb2));

    Console.WriteLine();
    Console.WriteLine("Set the length of sb1 to zero.");
    Console.WriteLine("Set the capacity of sb2 to 51 characters.");
    sb1.Length = 0;
    sb2.Capacity = 51;

    Console.WriteLine();
    Console.WriteLine("c1) sb1.Length = {0}, sb1.Capacity = {1}", sb1.Length, sb1.Capacity);
    Console.WriteLine("c2) sb2.Length = {0}, sb2.Capacity = {1}", sb2.Length, sb2.Capacity);
    Console.WriteLine("c3) sb1.ToString() = \"{0}\", sb2.ToString() = \"{1}\"", 
                           sb1.ToString(),       sb2.ToString());
    Console.WriteLine("c4) sb1 equals sb2: {0}", sb1.Equals(sb2));
    }
}
/*
This example produces the following results:

a1) sb1.Length = 3, sb1.Capacity = 16
a2) sb2.Length = 3, sb2.Capacity = 16
a3) sb1.ToString() = "abc", sb2.ToString() = "abc"
a4) sb1 equals sb2: True

Ensure sb1 has a capacity of at least 50 characters.

b1) sb1.Length = 3, sb1.Capacity = 51
b2) sb2.Length = 3, sb2.Capacity = 16
b3) sb1.ToString() = "abc", sb2.ToString() = "abc"
b4) sb1 equals sb2: False

Set the length of sb1 to zero.
Set the capacity of sb2 to 51 characters.

c1) sb1.Length = 0, sb1.Capacity = 51
c2) sb2.Length = 3, sb2.Capacity = 51
c3) sb1.ToString() = "", sb2.ToString() = "abc"
c4) sb1 equals sb2: False
*/

// This example demonstrates StringBuilder.EnsureCapacity
//                           StringBuilder.Capacity
//                           StringBuilder.Length
//                           StringBuilder.Equals
import System.*;
import System.Text.*;

class Sample
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        StringBuilder sb1 = new StringBuilder("abc");
        StringBuilder sb2 = new StringBuilder("abc", 16);

        Console.WriteLine();
        Console.WriteLine("a1) sb1.get_Length() = {0}, " 
            + "sb1.get_Capacity() = {1}", 
            System.Convert.ToString(sb1.get_Length()), 
            System.Convert.ToString(sb1.get_Capacity()));
        Console.WriteLine("a2) sb2.get_Length() = {0}, " 
            + "sb2.get_Capacity() = {1}", 
            System.Convert.ToString(sb2.get_Length()), 
            System.Convert.ToString(sb2.get_Capacity()));
        Console.WriteLine("a3) sb1.ToString() = \"{0}\", " 
            + "sb2.ToString() = \"{1}\"", sb1.ToString(), sb2.ToString());
        Console.WriteLine("a4) sb1 equals sb2: {0}", 
            System.Convert.ToString(sb1.Equals(sb2)));

        Console.WriteLine();
        Console.WriteLine("Ensure sb1 has a capacity of at least 50 " 
            + "characters.");
        sb1.EnsureCapacity(50);

        Console.WriteLine();
        Console.WriteLine("b1) sb1.get_Length() = {0}, " 
            + "sb1.get_Capacity() = {1}", 
            System.Convert.ToString(sb1.get_Length()), 
            System.Convert.ToString(sb1.get_Capacity()));
        Console.WriteLine("b2) sb2.get_Length() = {0}, " 
            + "sb2.get_Capacity() = {1}", 
            System.Convert.ToString(sb2.get_Length()), 
            System.Convert.ToString(sb2.get_Capacity()));
        Console.WriteLine("b3) sb1.ToString() = \"{0}\", " 
            + "sb2.ToString() = \"{1}\"", sb1.ToString(), sb2.ToString());
        Console.WriteLine("b4) sb1 equals sb2: {0}", 
            System.Convert.ToString(sb1.Equals(sb2)));

        Console.WriteLine();
        Console.WriteLine("Set the length of sb1 to zero.");
        Console.WriteLine("Set the capacity of sb2 to 51 characters.");
        sb1.set_Length(0);
        sb2.set_Capacity(51);

        Console.WriteLine();
        Console.WriteLine("c1) sb1.get_Length() = {0}, "
            + "sb1.get_Capacity() = {1}", 
            System.Convert.ToString(sb1.get_Length()), 
            System.Convert.ToString(sb1.get_Capacity()));
        Console.WriteLine("c2) sb2.get_Length() = {0}, " 
            + "sb2.get_Capacity() = {1}", 
            System.Convert.ToString(sb2.get_Length()), 
            System.Convert.ToString(sb2.get_Capacity()));
        Console.WriteLine("c3) sb1.ToString() = \"{0}\", " 
            + "sb2.ToString() = \"{1}\"", sb1.ToString(), sb2.ToString());
        Console.WriteLine("c4) sb1 equals sb2: {0}", 
            System.Convert.ToString(sb1.Equals(sb2)));
    } //main
} //Sample
/*
This example produces the following results:

a1) sb1.get_Length() = 3, sb1.get_Capacity() = 16
a2) sb2.get_Length() = 3, sb2.get_Capacity() = 16
a3) sb1.ToString() = "abc", sb2.ToString() = "abc"
a4) sb1 equals sb2: True

Ensure sb1 has a capacity of at least 50 characters.

b1) sb1.get_Length() = 3, sb1.get_Capacity() = 50
b2) sb2.get_Length() = 3, sb2.get_Capacity() = 16
b3) sb1.ToString() = "abc", sb2.ToString() = "abc"
b4) sb1 equals sb2: False

Set the length of sb1 to zero.
Set the capacity of sb2 to 51 characters.

c1) sb1.get_Length() = 0, sb1.get_Capacity() = 50
c2) sb2.get_Length() = 3, sb2.get_Capacity() = 51
c3) sb1.ToString() = "", sb2.ToString() = "abc"
c4) sb1 equals sb2: False
*/

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Supported in: 2.0

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