Type.Equals Method (Type)

Determines if the underlying system type of the current Type is the same as the underlying system type of the specified Type.

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

public bool Equals(
	Type o
)

Parameters

o
Type: System.Type
The Type 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.

The following example uses Equals to compare two types.



using System;
using System.Reflection;

class Example
{
   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {

      Type a = typeof(System.String);
      Type b = typeof(System.Int32);

      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("{0} == {1}: {2}", a, b, a.Equals(b)) + "\n";

      // The Type objects in a and b are not equal,
      // because they represent different types.

      a = typeof(Example);
      b = new Example().GetType();

      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("{0} is equal to {1}: {2}", a, b, a.Equals(b)) + "\n";

      // The Type objects in a and b are equal,
      // because they both represent type Example.

      b = typeof(Type);

      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("typeof({0}).Equals(typeof({1})): {2}", a, b, a.Equals(b)) + "\n";

      // The Type objects in a and b are not equal,
      // because variable a represents type Example
      // and variable b represents type Type.

      //Console.ReadLine();

   }
}

//
/* This code example produces the following output:
    System.String == System.Int32: False
    Example is equal to Example: True
    typeof(Example).Equals(typeof(System.Type)): False
*/


Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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