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 Overridable Function Equals (
	o As Type
) As Boolean

Parameters

o
Type: System.Type

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.

The following example uses Equals to compare two types.

Imports System
Imports System.Reflection



Class Example

    Public Shared Sub Main() 

        Dim a As Type = GetType(System.String)
        Dim b As Type = GetType(System.Int32)

        Console.WriteLine("{0} = {1}: {2}", a, b, a.Equals(b))
        ' The Type objects in a and b are not equal,
        ' because they represent different types.

        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(Type)
        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 Type.

        'Console.ReadLine()

    End Sub 
End Class
'
' 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
'

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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