Provides a base class for implementations of the IEqualityComparer<T> generic interface.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|Equals(Object)||Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|Equals(T, T)||When overridden in a derived class, determines whether two objects of type T are equal.|
|Finalize||Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetHashCode()||Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetHashCode(T)||When overridden in a derived class, serves as a hash function for the specified object for hashing algorithms and data structures, such as a hash table.|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|MemberwiseClone||Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|ToString||Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
Derive from this class to provide a custom implementation of the IEqualityComparer<T> generic interface for use with collection classes such as the Dictionary<TKey, TValue> generic class, or with methods such as List<T>.Sort.
The Default property checks whether type T implements the System.IEquatable<T> generic interface and if so returns an that uses that implementation. Otherwise it returns an that uses the overrides of Object.Equals and Object.GetHashCode provided by T.
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