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DateTimeOffset.Equality Operator

Determines whether two specified DateTimeOffset objects represent the same point in time.

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

public static bool operator ==(
	DateTimeOffset left,
	DateTimeOffset right
)

Parameters

left
Type: System.DateTimeOffset
The first object to compare.
right
Type: System.DateTimeOffset
The second object to compare.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if both DateTimeOffset objects have the same UtcDateTime value; otherwise, false.

The Equality method defines the operation of the equality operator for DateTimeOffset objects. It enables code such as the following:


DateTimeOffset date1 = new DateTimeOffset(2007, 6, 3, 14, 45, 0, 
             new TimeSpan(-7, 0, 0));
DateTimeOffset date2 = new DateTimeOffset(2007, 6, 3, 15, 45, 0,
             new TimeSpan(-6, 0, 0));
DateTimeOffset date3 = new DateTimeOffset(date1.DateTime, 
             new TimeSpan(-6, 0, 0));
Console.WriteLine(date1 == date2);        // Displays True
Console.WriteLine(date1 == date3);        // Displays False 


Before evaluating the left and right operands for equality, the operator converts both values to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The operation is equivalent to the following:


return first.UtcDateTime == second.UtcDateTime;


In other words, the Equality method determines whether the two DateTimeOffset objects represent a single point in time. It directly compares neither dates and times nor offsets. To determine whether two DateTimeOffset objects represent the same time and have the same offset value, use the EqualsExact method.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP1, 2.0 SP1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, 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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