Equals Method (DateTime)
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DateTime.Equals Method (DateTime)


Returns a value indicating whether the value of this instance is equal to the value of the specified DateTime instance.

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

public bool Equals(
	DateTime value


Type: System.DateTime

The object to compare to this instance.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the value parameter 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.

This method implements the System.IEquatable<T> interface, and performs slightly better than the Equals method because the value parameter does not have to be converted to an object.

The following example demonstrates the Equals method.

using System;
using System.Management;

public class Sample 
    public static void Main() 

        // Get the WMI class
        ManagementClass processClass = 
            new ManagementClass("Win32_Process");

        // Get the system properties for the class
        PropertyDataCollection properties =

        // display the properties
        foreach (PropertyData p in properties)


Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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