IEqualityComparer.Equals Method

XNodeEqualityComparer.IEqualityComparer.Equals Method

Compares the values of two nodes.

Namespace:  System.Xml.Linq
Assembly:  System.Xml.Linq (in System.Xml.Linq.dll)

bool IEqualityComparer.Equals(
	Object x,
	Object y


Type: System.Object
The first XNode to compare.
Type: System.Object
The second XNode to compare.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the nodes are equal; otherwise false.


IEqualityComparer.Equals(Object, Object)

The following criteria determine whether two nodes are equal:

  • A null node is equal to another null node but unequal to a non-null node.

  • Two XNode objects of different types are never equal.

  • Two XText nodes are equal if they contain the same text.

  • Two XElement nodes are equal if they have the same tag name, the same set of attributes with the same values, and (ignoring comments and processing instructions), contain two equa-length sequences of pairwise equal content nodes.

  • Two XDocument objects are equal if their root nodes are equal.

  • Two XComment nodes are equal if they contain the same comment text.

  • Two XProcessingInstruction nodes are equal if they have the same target and data.

  • Two XDocumentType nodes are equal if the have the same name, public ID, system ID, and internal subset.

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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