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The = character is to determine whether one expression is equal to another or to assign a value to a property or variable. String comparisons are case-insensitive.


result = expression1 = expression2

Part Type Description
result Boolean Returns True if expression1 is equal to expression2.
expression1 String, Number, Boolean, Color, or Object Any expression.
expression2 String, Number, Boolean, Color or Object Any expression.


Part Type Description
result Any The property, variable, array, or array element that is assigned value.
value Any The value assigned to result.


The data types of expression1 and expression2 must match. You can make comparisons between objects of any data type and between objects. If you compare objects, = compares their references, not their contents. For example, when you compare two FolderItems, = determines whether they have the same reference, not whether they point to the same file.

Use StrComp to do a case-sensitive string comparison.

You can use Operator_Compare to define comparisons for classes.

Sample Code

The following example tests whether two strings are equal.

Var t1 As String = "Hello"
Var t2 As String = "There"

If t1 = t2 Then
// t1 is equal to t2
// t1 is not equal to t2
End If

See Also

Equals, >, >=, <, <=, <>, and StrComp operators; Operator_Compare function; Operator precedence.