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String.CompareTo Method

 

Compares this instance with a specified object or String and returns an integer that indicates whether this instance precedes, follows, or appears in the same position in the sort order as the specified object or String.

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

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodCompareTo(Object)

Compares this instance with a specified Object and indicates whether this instance precedes, follows, or appears in the same position in the sort order as the specified Object.

System_CAPS_pubmethodCompareTo(String)

Compares this instance with a specified String object and indicates whether this instance precedes, follows, or appears in the same position in the sort order as the specified string.

Both overloads of theCompareTo method perform culture-sensitive and case-sensitive comparison. You cannot use this method to perform culture-insensitive or ordinal comparisons. For code clarity, we recommend that you avoid the CompareTo method and call the Compare method instead.

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