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Decimal::Equals Method (Object)

Returns a value indicating whether this instance and a specified Object represent the same type and value.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public:
virtual bool Equals(
	Object^ value
) override

Parameters

value
Type: System::Object

The object to compare with this instance.

Return Value

Type: System::Boolean
true if value is a Decimal and equal to this instance; otherwise, false.

The following code example compares several Decimal and other objects to a reference Decimal value using the Equals method.

// Example of the Decimal::CompareTo and Decimal::Equals instance  
// methods. 
using namespace System;

// Get the exception type name; remove the namespace prefix.
String^ GetExceptionType( Exception^ ex )
{
   String^ exceptionType = ex->GetType()->ToString();
   return exceptionType->Substring( exceptionType->LastIndexOf( '.' ) + 1 );
}


// Compare the Decimal to the Object parameters,  
// and display the Object parameters with the results. 
void CompDecimalToObject( Decimal Left, Object^ Right, String^ RightText )
{
   Console::WriteLine( "{0,-46}{1}", String::Concat( "Object: ", RightText ), Right );
   Console::WriteLine( "{0,-46}{1}", "Left.Equals( Object )", Left.Equals( Right ) );
   Console::Write( "{0,-46}", "Left.CompareTo( Object )" );
   try
   {

      // Catch the exception if CompareTo( ) throws one.
      Console::WriteLine( "{0}\n", Left.CompareTo( Right ) );
   }
   catch ( Exception^ ex ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "{0}\n", GetExceptionType( ex ) );
   }

}

int main()
{
   Console::WriteLine( "This example of the Decimal::Equals( Object* ) and \n" 
   "Decimal::CompareTo( Object* ) methods generates the \n" 
   "following output. It creates several different " 
   "Decimal \nvalues and compares them with the following " 
   "reference value.\n" );

   // Create a reference Decimal value.
   Decimal Left = Decimal(987.654);
   Console::WriteLine( "{0,-46}{1}\n", "Left: Decimal( 987.654 )", Left );

   // Create objects to compare with the reference.
   CompDecimalToObject( Left, Decimal(9.8765400E+2), "Decimal( 9.8765400E+2 )" );
   CompDecimalToObject( Left, Decimal::Parse( "987.6541" ), "Decimal::Parse( \"987.6541\" )" );
   CompDecimalToObject( Left, Decimal::Parse( "987.6539" ), "Decimal::Parse( \"987.6539\" )" );
   CompDecimalToObject( Left, Decimal(987654000,0,0,false,6), "Decimal( 987654000, 0, 0, false, 6 )" );
   CompDecimalToObject( Left, 9.8765400E+2, "Double 9.8765400E+2" );
   CompDecimalToObject( Left, "987.654", "String \"987.654\"" );
}

/*
This example of the Decimal::Equals( Object* ) and
Decimal::CompareTo( Object* ) methods generates the
following output. It creates several different Decimal
values and compares them with the following reference value.

Left: Decimal( 987.654 )                      987.654

Object: Decimal( 9.8765400E+2 )               987.654
Left.Equals( Object )                         True
Left.CompareTo( Object )                      0

Object: Decimal::Parse( "987.6541" )          987.6541
Left.Equals( Object )                         False
Left.CompareTo( Object )                      -1

Object: Decimal::Parse( "987.6539" )          987.6539
Left.Equals( Object )                         False
Left.CompareTo( Object )                      1

Object: Decimal( 987654000, 0, 0, false, 6 )  987.654000
Left.Equals( Object )                         True
Left.CompareTo( Object )                      0

Object: Double 9.8765400E+2                   987.654
Left.Equals( Object )                         False
Left.CompareTo( Object )                      ArgumentException

Object: String "987.654"                      987.654
Left.Equals( Object )                         False
Left.CompareTo( Object )                      ArgumentException
*/

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 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

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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