DateTime.Equals Method (Object)

July 28, 2014

Returns a value indicating whether this instance is equal to a specified object.

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

public override bool Equals(
	Object value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Object
The object to compare to this instance.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if value is an instance of DateTime and equals the value of this instance; otherwise, false.

The current instance and value are equal if their Ticks property values are equal. Their Kind property values are not considered in the test for equality.

The following example demonstrates the Equals method.


using System;

public class Example
{
   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {
      // Create some DateTime objects.
      DateTime one = DateTime.UtcNow;

      DateTime two = DateTime.Now;

      DateTime three = one;

      // Compare the DateTime objects and display the results.
      bool result = one.Equals(two);

      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("The result of comparing DateTime object one and two is: {0}.", result) + "\n";

      result = one.Equals(three);

      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("The result of comparing DateTime object one and three is: {0}.", result) + "\n";
   }
}

// This code example displays the following:
//
// The result of comparing DateTime object one and two is: False.
// The result of comparing DateTime object one and three is: True.


Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

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