DbConnectionStringBuilder.EquivalentTo(DbConnectionStringBuilder) DbConnectionStringBuilder.EquivalentTo(DbConnectionStringBuilder) DbConnectionStringBuilder.EquivalentTo(DbConnectionStringBuilder) DbConnectionStringBuilder.EquivalentTo(DbConnectionStringBuilder) Method

Definition

Compares the connection information in this DbConnectionStringBuilder object with the connection information in the supplied object.

public:
 virtual bool EquivalentTo(System::Data::Common::DbConnectionStringBuilder ^ connectionStringBuilder);
public virtual bool EquivalentTo (System.Data.Common.DbConnectionStringBuilder connectionStringBuilder);
abstract member EquivalentTo : System.Data.Common.DbConnectionStringBuilder -> bool
override this.EquivalentTo : System.Data.Common.DbConnectionStringBuilder -> bool
Public Overridable Function EquivalentTo (connectionStringBuilder As DbConnectionStringBuilder) As Boolean
Parameters
Returns

true if the connection information in both of the DbConnectionStringBuilder objects causes an equivalent connection string; otherwise false.

Examples

static void Main()
{
    DbConnectionStringBuilder builder1 =
        new DbConnectionStringBuilder();
    builder1.ConnectionString =
        "Value1=SomeValue;Value2=20;Value3=30;Value4=40";
    Console.WriteLine("builder1 = " + builder1.ConnectionString);

    DbConnectionStringBuilder builder2 =
        new DbConnectionStringBuilder();
    builder2.ConnectionString =
        "value2=20;value3=30;VALUE4=40;Value1=SomeValue";
    Console.WriteLine("builder2 = " + builder2.ConnectionString);

    DbConnectionStringBuilder builder3 =
        new DbConnectionStringBuilder();
    builder3.ConnectionString =
        "value2=20;value3=30;VALUE4=40;Value1=SOMEVALUE";
    Console.WriteLine("builder3 = " + builder3.ConnectionString);

    // builder1 and builder2 contain the same
    // keys and values, in different order, and the 
    // keys are not consistently cased. They are equivalent.
    Console.WriteLine("builder1.EquivalentTo(builder2) = " +
        builder1.EquivalentTo(builder2).ToString());

    // builder2 and builder3 contain the same key/value pairs in the 
    // the same order, but the value casing is different, so they're
    // not equivalent.
    Console.WriteLine("builder2.EquivalentTo(builder3) = " +
        builder2.EquivalentTo(builder3).ToString());

    Console.WriteLine("Press Enter to continue.");
    Console.ReadLine();
}
Sub Main()
    Dim builder1 As New DbConnectionStringBuilder
    builder1.ConnectionString = _
        "Value1=SomeValue;Value2=20;Value3=30;Value4=40"
    Console.WriteLine("builder1 = " & builder1.ConnectionString)

    Dim builder2 As New DbConnectionStringBuilder
    builder2.ConnectionString = _
        "value2=20;value3=30;VALUE4=40;Value1=SomeValue"
    Console.WriteLine("builder2 = " & builder2.ConnectionString)

    Dim builder3 As New DbConnectionStringBuilder
    builder3.ConnectionString = _
        "value2=20;value3=30;VALUE4=40;Value1=SOMEVALUE"
    Console.WriteLine("builder3 = " & builder3.ConnectionString)

    ' builder1 and builder2 contain the same
    ' keys and values, in different order, and the 
    ' keys are not consistently cased. They are equivalent.
    Console.WriteLine("builder1.EquivalentTo(builder2) = " & _
        builder1.EquivalentTo(builder2).ToString())

    ' builder2 and builder3 contain the same key/value pairs in the 
    ' the same order, but the value casing is different, so they're
    ' not equivalent.
    Console.WriteLine("builder2.EquivalentTo(builder3) = " & _
        builder2.EquivalentTo(builder3).ToString())

    Console.WriteLine("Press Enter to continue.")
    Console.ReadLine()
End Sub

This sample displays the following output:

builder1 = value1=SomeValue;value2=20;value3=30;value4=40  
builder2 = value2=20;value3=30;value4=40;value1=SomeValue  
builder3 = value2=20;value3=30;value4=40;value1=SOMEVALUE  
builder1.EquivalentTo(builder2) = True  
builder2.EquivalentTo(builder3) = False  

Remarks

Comparisons on key names are case insensitive; value comparisons are case sensitive.

The EquivalentTo method returns true if the key/value pairs are equal, regardless of their order. The connection behavior of the two connection strings are equivalent, because order is never significant within connection strings. However, different order may affect connection pooling behavior of connections based on these connection strings.

Applies to