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DataRowComparer<TRow>.Equals Method (TRow, TRow)

Compares two DataRow objects by using a column-by-column, value-based comparison.

Namespace:  System.Data
Assembly:  System.Data.DataSetExtensions (in System.Data.DataSetExtensions.dll)

public bool Equals(
	TRow leftRow,
	TRow rightRow


Type: TRow
The first DataRow object to compare.
Type: TRow
The second DataRow object to compare.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the two DataRow objects have ordered sets of column values that are equal; otherwise, false.


IEqualityComparer<T>.Equals(T, T)


One or both of the source DataRow objects are null.

The schema of the two DataRow objects is not checked. If both DataRow objects have exactly the same ordered set of column values, they are considered equal.

Only the current values of the DataRow objects are checked. The state of the DataRow objects is not checked.

The Equals() method is the value-based comparison implementation of the Equals method.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.