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DateTime.Equals Method (DateTime)

Returns a value indicating whether the value of this instance is equal to the value of the specified DateTime instance.

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

public bool Equals(
	DateTime value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.DateTime
The object to compare to this instance.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the value parameter equals the value of this instance; otherwise, false.

Implements

IEquatable<T>.Equals(T)

The current instance and value are equal if their Ticks property values are equal. Their Kind property values are not considered in the test for equality.

This method implements the System.IEquatable<T> interface, and performs slightly better than the Equals method because the value parameter does not have to be converted to an object.

The following example demonstrates the Equals method.


using System;

public class Application
{
    public static void Main()
    {
        // Create some DateTime objects.
        DateTime one = DateTime.UtcNow;

        DateTime two = DateTime.Now;

        DateTime three = one;

        // Compare the DateTime objects and display the results.
        bool result = one.Equals(two);

        Console.WriteLine("The result of comparing DateTime object one and two is: {0}.", result);

        result = one.Equals(three);

        Console.WriteLine("The result of comparing DateTime object one and three is: {0}.", result);
    }
}

// This code example displays the following:
//
// The result of comparing DateTime object one and two is: False.
// The result of comparing DateTime object one and three is: True.


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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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