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Type.Equals Method (Object)

Determines if the underlying system type of the current Type is the same as the underlying system type of the specified Object.

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

public override bool Equals (
	Object o
)
public boolean Equals (
	Object o
)
public override function Equals (
	o : Object
) : boolean
Not applicable.

Parameters

o

The Object whose underlying system type is to be compared with the underlying system type of the current Type.

Return Value

true if the underlying system type of o is the same as the underlying system type of the current Type; otherwise, false. This method also returns false if the object specified by the o parameter is not a Type.

This method overrides Object.Equals.

The following example uses Equals to compare two Object instances.


using System;
using System.Reflection;

class Example
{
    public static void Main()
    {

        Type a = typeof(System.Object);
        Type b = typeof(System.Object);

        Console.WriteLine("{0} == {1}: {2}", a, b, a.Equals(b));

        // The Type objects in a and b are equal,
        // because they represent System.Object.

        a = typeof(Example);
        b = new Example().GetType();

        Console.WriteLine("{0} is equal to {1}: {2}", a, b, a.Equals(b));

        // The Type objects in a and b are equal,
        // because they both represent type Example.

        b = typeof(Object);

        Console.WriteLine("typeof({0}).Equals(typeof({1})): {2}", a, b, a.Equals(b));

        // The Type objects in a and b are not equal,
        // because variable a represents type Example
        // and variable b represents type Object.

        //Console.ReadLine();

    }
}

//
/* This code example produces the following output:
    System.Object == System.Object: True
    Example is equal to Example: True
    typeof(Example).Equals(typeof(System.Type)): False
*/

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0
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