DateTime.Equals Method (Object)

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
public boolean Equals (
	Object value
public override function Equals (
	value : Object
) : boolean



An object to compare to this instance.

Return Value

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

The following code example demonstrates the Equals method.

System.DateTime today1 = 
        new System.DateTime(System.DateTime.Today.Ticks);
System.DateTime today2 = 
        new System.DateTime(System.DateTime.Today.Ticks);
System.DateTime tomorrow = 
        new System.DateTime(

// todayEqualsToday gets true.
bool todayEqualsToday = System.DateTime.Equals(today1, today2);

// todayEqualsTomorrow gets false.
bool todayEqualsTomorrow = System.DateTime.Equals(today1, tomorrow);

System.DateTime today1 = new System.DateTime(System.DateTime.
System.DateTime today2 = new System.DateTime(System.DateTime.
System.DateTime tomorrow = new System.DateTime(System.DateTime.
// todayEqualsToday gets true.
boolean todayEqualsToday = System.DateTime.Equals(today1, today2);
// todayEqualsTomorrow gets false.
boolean todayEqualsTomorrow = System.DateTime.Equals(today1, tomorrow);

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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