EqualityComparer<T>.IEqualityComparer.Equals Method

Determines whether the specified objects are equal.

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

bool IEqualityComparer.Equals(
	Object x,
	Object y
)

Parameters

x
Type: System.Object

The first object to compare.

y
Type: System.Object

The second object to compare.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the specified objects are equal; otherwise, false.

Implements

IEqualityComparer.Equals(Object, Object)

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

x or y is of a type that cannot be cast to type T.

This method is a wrapper for the Equals(T, T) method, so obj must be cast to the type specified by the generic argument T of the current instance. If it cannot be cast to T, an ArgumentException is thrown.

Comparing null is allowed and does not generate an exception.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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 Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

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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