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ValueType.GetHashCode Method

Returns the hash code for this instance.

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

public override int GetHashCode ()
public int GetHashCode ()
public override function GetHashCode () : int

Return Value

A 32-bit signed integer that is the hash code for this instance.

The GetHashCode method applies to types derived from ValueType. One or more fields of the derived type is used to calculate the return value. If you call the derived type's GetHashCode method, the return value is not likely to be suitable for use as a key in a hash table. Additionally, if the value of one or more of those fields changes, the return value might become unsuitable for use as a key in a hash table. In either case, consider writing your own implementation of the GetHashCode method that more closely represents the concept of a hash code for the type.

For more information, see Object.GetHashCode, and System.Collections.Hashtable.

The following example demonstrates how the GetHashCode method can be overridden by a derived value type.

public struct Complex 
{
    public double m_Re;
    public double m_Im;

    public override bool Equals( object ob ){
        if( ob is Complex ) {
            Complex c = (Complex) ob;
            return m_Re==c.m_Re && m_Im==c.m_Im;
        }
        else {
            return false;
        }
    }

    public override int GetHashCode(){
        return m_Re.GetHashCode() ^ m_Im.GetHashCode();
    }
}

public class Complex
{
    public double mRe;
    public double mIm;

    public boolean Equals(Object ob)
    {
        if (ob instanceof Complex) {
            Complex c = (Complex)ob;
            return mRe == c.mRe && mIm == c.mIm;
        }
        else {
            return false;
        }
    } //Equals

    public int GetHashCode()
    {
        return ((System.Double)mRe).GetHashCode() ^ ((System.Double)mIm).
            GetHashCode();
    } //GetHashCode
} //Complex

public class Complex 
{
    public var m_Re : double;
    public var m_Im : double;

    public override function Equals( ob ) : Boolean{
        if( ob.GetType() == Complex ) {
            var c : Complex = Complex(ob);
            return m_Re==c.m_Re && m_Im==c.m_Im;
        }
        else {
            return false;
        }
    }

    public override function GetHashCode() : int{
        return m_Re.GetHashCode() ^ m_Im.GetHashCode();
    }
            
            public static function main() {
                   var x : Complex = new Complex();
                   x.m_Re = 1;
                   x.m_Im = 2;
                   var y : Complex = new Complex();
                   y.m_Re = 2;
                   y.m_Im = 1;
                   
                   Console.Write(x.Equals(y));                       
            }
}

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The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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