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

  • LANGUAGE c_str()

  • LANGUAGE charAt()

  • LANGUAGE concat()

  • LANGUAGE endsWith()

  • LANGUAGE equals()

  • LANGUAGE equalsIgnoreCase()

  • LANGUAGE getBytes()

  • LANGUAGE indexOf()

  • LANGUAGE lastIndexOf()

  • LANGUAGE length()

  • LANGUAGE remove()

  • LANGUAGE replace()

  • LANGUAGE reserve()

  • LANGUAGE setCharAt()

  • LANGUAGE startsWith()

  • LANGUAGE substring()

  • LANGUAGE toCharArray()

  • LANGUAGE toDouble()

  • LANGUAGE toFloat()

  • LANGUAGE toInt()

  • LANGUAGE toLowerCase()

  • LANGUAGE toUpperCase()

  • LANGUAGE trim()