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X509Certificate.Equals Method (Object)

Compares two X509Certificate objects for equality.

Namespace:  System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

'Declaration
<ComVisibleAttribute(False)> _
Public Overrides Function Equals ( _
	obj As Object _
) As Boolean

Parameters

obj
Type: System.Object
An X509Certificate object to compare to the current object.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the current X509Certificate object is equal to the object specified by the other parameter; otherwise, false.

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 



.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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