X509Certificate.Equals Method (Object)
Compares two X509Certificate objects for equality.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
'Declaration <ComVisibleAttribute(False)> _ Public Overrides Function Equals ( _ obj As Object _ ) As Boolean
Two objects are considered equal if they are X509Certificate objects and they have the same issuer and serial number.
The following example compares two certificates for equality.
Imports System Imports System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates Public Class X509 Public Shared Sub Main() ' The path to the certificate. Dim Certificate As String = "Certificate.cer" Dim OtherCertificate As String = "OtherCertificate.cer" ' Load the certificate into an X509Certificate object. Dim cert As X509Certificate = X509Certificate.CreateFromCertFile(Certificate) ' Load the certificate into an X509Certificate object. Dim certTwo As X509Certificate = X509Certificate.CreateFromCertFile(OtherCertificate) ' Get the value. Dim result As Boolean = cert.Equals(certTwo) ' Display the value to the console. Console.WriteLine(result) End Sub End Class
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
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