Performing Culture-Insensitive String Operations

Most .NET Framework methods that perform culture-sensitive string operations by default provide method overloads that allow you to explicitly specify the culture to use by passing a CultureInfo parameter. These overloads allow you to eliminate cultural variations in case mappings and sorting rules and guarantee culture-insensitive results.

This section provides the following topics to demonstrate how to perform culture-insensitive string operations using .NET Framework methods that are culture-sensitive by default.

In This Section

Performing Culture-Insensitive String Comparisons
Describes how to use the String.Compare and String.CompareTo methods to perform culture-insensitive string comparisons.

Performing Culture-Insensitive Case Changes
Describes how to use the String.ToUpper, String.ToLower, Char.ToUpper, and Char.ToLower methods to perform culture-insensitive case changes.

Performing Culture-Insensitive String Operations in Collections
Describes how to use the CaseInsensitiveComparer, CaseInsensitiveHashCodeProvider class, SortedList, ArrayList.Sort and CollectionsUtil.CreateCaseInsensitiveHashtable to perform culture-insensitive operations in collections.

Performing Culture-Insensitive String Operations in Arrays
Describes how to use the Array.Sort and Array.BinarySearch methods to perform culture-insensitive operations in arrays.

Culture-Insensitive String Operations
Describes why you should be aware of culture when performing operations on strings and provides guidelines for when to perform culture-sensitive operations and when to perform culture-insensitive operations.