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UnicodeEncoding.Equals Method

Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current UnicodeEncoding object.

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

public override bool Equals(
	Object value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Object
The Object to compare with the current object.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if value is an instance of UnicodeEncoding and is equal to the current object; otherwise, false.

Two UnicodeEncoding objects are considered equal if all of the following conditions are true:

  • Both objects use the same byte order.

  • Both objects provide the byte order mark, or both do not.

  • Both objects throw an exception when encountering invalid encoding, or both do not.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Equals method to test whether the current UnicodeEncoding object is equal to a different UnicodeEncoding object. Five UnicodeEncoding objects are created and compared, and the results of the comparisons are displayed.


using System;
using System.Text;

class UnicodeEncodingExample {
    public static void Main() {

        // Create a UnicodeEncoding without parameters.
        UnicodeEncoding unicode = new UnicodeEncoding();

        // Create a UnicodeEncoding to support little-endian byte ordering
        // and include the Unicode byte order mark.
        UnicodeEncoding unicodeLittleEndianBOM = 
            new UnicodeEncoding(false, true);
        // Compare this UnicodeEncoding to the UnicodeEncoding without parameters.
        DescribeEquivalence(unicode.Equals(unicodeLittleEndianBOM));

        // Create a UnicodeEncoding to support little-endian byte ordering
        // and not include the Unicode byte order mark.
        UnicodeEncoding unicodeLittleEndianNoBOM =
            new UnicodeEncoding(false, false);
        // Compare this UnicodeEncoding to the UnicodeEncoding without parameters.
        DescribeEquivalence(unicode.Equals(unicodeLittleEndianNoBOM));

        // Create a UnicodeEncoding to support big-endian byte ordering
        // and include the Unicode byte order mark.
        UnicodeEncoding unicodeBigEndianBOM =
            new UnicodeEncoding(true, true);
        // Compare this UnicodeEncoding to the UnicodeEncoding without parameters.
        DescribeEquivalence(unicode.Equals(unicodeBigEndianBOM));

        // Create a UnicodeEncoding to support big-endian byte ordering
        // and not include the Unicode byte order mark.
        UnicodeEncoding unicodeBigEndianNoBOM =
            new UnicodeEncoding(true, false);
        // Compare this UnicodeEncoding to the UnicodeEncoding without parameters.
        DescribeEquivalence(unicode.Equals(unicodeBigEndianNoBOM));
    }

    public static void DescribeEquivalence(Boolean isEquivalent) {
        Console.WriteLine(
            "{0} equivalent encoding.", (isEquivalent ? "An" : "Not an")
        );
    }
}


.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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