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Type.Equals Method (Type)

Determines if the underlying system type of the current Type is the same as the underlying system type of the specified Type.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

'Declaration
Public Overridable Function Equals ( _
	o As Type _
) As Boolean

Parameters

o
Type: System.Type
The object whose underlying system type is to be compared with the underlying system type of the current Type.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the underlying system type of o is the same as the underlying system type of the current Type; otherwise, false.

Implements

_Type.Equals(Type)

The following example uses Equals to compare two types.


Imports System
Imports System.Reflection



Class Example

    Public Shared Sub Main() 

        Dim a As Type = GetType(System.String)
        Dim b As Type = GetType(System.Int32)

        Console.WriteLine("{0} = {1}: {2}", a, b, a.Equals(b))
        ' The Type objects in a and b are not equal,
        ' because they represent different types.

        a = GetType(Example)
        b = New Example().GetType()
        Console.WriteLine("{0} is equal to {1}: {2}", a, b, a.Equals(b))
        ' The Type objects in a and b are equal,
        ' because they both represent type Example.

        b = GetType(Type)
        Console.WriteLine("typeof({0}).Equals(typeof({1})): {2}", a, b, a.Equals(b))
        ' The Type objects in a and b are not equal,
        ' because variable a represents type Example
        ' and variable b represents type Type.

        'Console.ReadLine()

    End Sub 
End Class
'
' This code example produces the following output:
'    System.String = System.Int32: False
'    Example is equal to Example: True
'    typeof(Example).Equals(typeof(System.Type)): False
'


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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