DateTime.Equals Method (DateTime)

 
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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 Function Equals (
	value As Date
) As Boolean

Parameters

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(Of 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.

Imports System

Module Application

    Sub Main()
        ' Create some DateTime objects.
        Dim one As DateTime = DateTime.UtcNow

        Dim two As DateTime = DateTime.Now

        Dim three As DateTime = one

        ' Compare the DateTime objects and display the results.
        Dim result As Boolean = one.Equals(two)

        Console.WriteLine("The result of comparing DateTime object one and two is: {0}.", result)

        result = one.Equals(three)

        Console.WriteLine("The result of comparing DateTime object one and three is: {0}.", result)

    End Sub
End Module

' 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.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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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