Instance Method

localizedStandardCompare:

Compares strings as sorted by the Finder.

Declaration

- (NSComparisonResult)localizedStandardCompare:(NSString *)string;

Parameters

string

The string to compare with the receiver.

Return Value

The result of the comparison.

Discussion

This method should be used whenever file names or other strings are presented in lists and tables where Finder-like sorting is appropriate. The exact sorting behavior of this method is different under different locales and may be changed in future releases. This method uses the current locale.

See Also

Identifying and Comparing Strings

- caseInsensitiveCompare:

Returns the result of invoking compare:options: with NSCaseInsensitiveSearch as the only option.

- localizedCaseInsensitiveCompare:

Compares the string with a given string using a case-insensitive, localized, comparison.

- compare:

Returns the result of invoking compare:options:range: with no options and the receiver’s full extent as the range.

- localizedCompare:

Compares the string and a given string using a localized comparison.

- compare:options:

Compares the string with the specified string using the given options.

- compare:options:range:

Returns the result of invoking compare:options:range:locale: with a nil locale.

- compare:options:range:locale:

Compares the string using the specified options and returns the lexical ordering for the range.

- hasPrefix:

Returns a Boolean value that indicates whether a given string matches the beginning characters of the receiver.

- hasSuffix:

Returns a Boolean value that indicates whether a given string matches the ending characters of the receiver.

- isEqualToString:

Returns a Boolean value that indicates whether a given string is equal to the receiver using a literal Unicode-based comparison.

hash

An unsigned integer that can be used as a hash table address.

NSStringCompareOptions

These values represent the options available to many of the string classes’ search and comparison methods.

NSStringEncodingConversionOptions

Options for converting string encodings.