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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)
'Declaration
Public Overrides Function Equals ( _
	o As Object _
) As Boolean
'Usage
Dim instance As Type 
Dim o As Object 
Dim returnValue As Boolean 

returnValue = instance.Equals(o)

Parameters

o
Type: System.Object

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

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
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.

Implements

_Type.Equals(Object)

This method overrides Object.Equals.

The following example uses Equals to compare two Object instances.

Imports System
Imports System.Reflection

Class Example

    Public Shared Sub Main() 

        Dim a As Type = GetType(System.Object)
        Dim b As Type = GetType(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 = GetType(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 = GetType([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(); 

    End Sub  
End Class 

' 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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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