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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)

public bool Equals (
	Type o
)
public final boolean Equals (
	Type o
)
public final function Equals (
	o : Type
) : boolean
Not applicable.

Parameters

o

The Type whose underlying system type is to be compared with the underlying system type of the current Type.

Return Value

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

The following example uses Equals to compare two types.


using System;
using System.Reflection;

class Example
{
    public static void Main()
    {

        Type a = typeof(System.String);
        Type b = typeof(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 = typeof(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 = typeof(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();

    }
}

//
/* 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
*/

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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