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compareTo()

[StringObject Function]

Description

Compares two Strings, testing whether one comes before or after the other, or whether they’re equal. The strings are compared character by character, using the ASCII values of the characters. That means, for example, that 'a' comes before 'b' but after 'A'. Numbers come before letters.

Syntax

myString.compareTo(myString2)

Parameters

myString: a variable of type String.
myString2: another variable of type String.

Returns

a negative number: if myString comes before myString2.
0: if String equals myString2.
a positive number: if myString comes after myString2.

See also