StringComparer.Equals Method

Definition

When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether two objects or strings are equal.

Overloads

Equals(Object, Object)

When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether two objects are equal.

Equals(String, String)

When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether two strings are equal.

Equals(Object, Object)

When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether two objects are equal.

public:
 virtual bool Equals(System::Object ^ x, System::Object ^ y);
public:
 bool Equals(System::Object ^ x, System::Object ^ y);
public bool Equals (object? x, object? y);
public bool Equals (object x, object y);
override this.Equals : obj * obj -> bool
Public Function Equals (x As Object, y As Object) As Boolean

Parameters

x
Object

An object to compare to y.

y
Object

An object to compare to x.

Returns

Boolean

true if x and y refer to the same object, or x and y are both the same type of object and those objects are equal, or both x and y are null; otherwise, false.

Implements

Remarks

Because the runtime does not have to unbox x or y if they are value types or attempt to downcast x or y to strings if they are reference types, the Equals(String, String) method may be slightly more efficient than the Equals(Object, Object) method.

Applies to

Equals(String, String)

When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether two strings are equal.

public:
 abstract bool Equals(System::String ^ x, System::String ^ y);
public abstract bool Equals (string x, string y);
public abstract bool Equals (string? x, string? y);
override this.Equals : string * string -> bool
Public MustOverride Function Equals (x As String, y As String) As Boolean

Parameters

x
String

A string to compare to y.

y
String

A string to compare to x.

Returns

Boolean

true if x and y refer to the same object, or x and y are equal, or x and y are null; otherwise, false.

Implements

Remarks

Because the runtime does not have to unbox x or y if they are value types or attempt to downcast x or y to strings if they are reference types, the Equals(String, String) method may be slightly more efficient than the Equals(Object, Object) method.

Applies to