Tuple(Of T1, T2, T3, T4).Equals Method (Object)

 

Returns a value that indicates whether the current Tuple(Of T1, T2, T3, T4) object is equal to a specified object.

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

Public Overrides Function Equals (
	obj As Object
) As Boolean

Parameters

obj
Type: System.Object

The object to compare with this instance.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the current instance is equal to the specified object; otherwise, false.

The obj parameter is considered to be equal to the current instance under the following conditions:

  • It is a Tuple(Of T1, T2, T3, T4) object.

  • Its four components are of the same types as the current instance.

  • Its four components are equal to those of the current instance. Equality is determined by the default object equality comparer for each component.

The following example defines an array of Tuple(Of T1, T2, T3, T4) objects that provide data on temperatures at three times during a particular day. The Equals(Object) method is called to compare every Tuple(Of T1, T2, T3, T4) object with every other Tuple(Of T1, T2, T3, T4) object. The output illustrates that the Equals(Object) method returns true only when all four components of the Tuple(Of T1, T2, T3, T4) objects have equal values.

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim temperatures() = 
              { Tuple.Create(#1/16/2009#, 3, 5, 4), _
                Tuple.Create(#4/22/2009#, 9, 14, 11), _ 
                Tuple.Create(#4/22/2009#, 9, 14, 10), _
                Tuple.Create(#6/01/2009#, 23, 28, 21), _
                Tuple.Create(#4/22/2009#, 9, 14, 11), _
                Tuple.Create(#9/06/2009#, 25, 30, 25) } 
      ' Compare each item with every other item for equality.
      For ctr As Integer = 0 To temperatures.Length - 1
         Dim temperatureInfo = temperatures(ctr)
         For ctr2 As Integer = ctr + 1 To temperatures.Length - 1
            Console.WriteLine("{0} = {1}: {2}", temperatureInfo, temperatures(ctr2), 
                                                temperatureInfo.Equals(temperatures(ctr2)))
         Next  
         Console.WriteLine()                                               
      Next
   End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'    (1/16/2009 12:00:00 AM, 3, 5, 4) = (4/22/2009 12:00:00 AM, 9, 14, 11): False
'    (1/16/2009 12:00:00 AM, 3, 5, 4) = (4/22/2009 12:00:00 AM, 9, 14, 10): False
'    (1/16/2009 12:00:00 AM, 3, 5, 4) = (6/1/2009 12:00:00 AM, 23, 28, 21): False
'    (1/16/2009 12:00:00 AM, 3, 5, 4) = (4/22/2009 12:00:00 AM, 9, 14, 11): False
'    (1/16/2009 12:00:00 AM, 3, 5, 4) = (9/6/2009 12:00:00 AM, 25, 30, 25): False
'    
'    (4/22/2009 12:00:00 AM, 9, 14, 11) = (4/22/2009 12:00:00 AM, 9, 14, 10): False
'    (4/22/2009 12:00:00 AM, 9, 14, 11) = (6/1/2009 12:00:00 AM, 23, 28, 21): False
'    (4/22/2009 12:00:00 AM, 9, 14, 11) = (4/22/2009 12:00:00 AM, 9, 14, 11): True
'    (4/22/2009 12:00:00 AM, 9, 14, 11) = (9/6/2009 12:00:00 AM, 25, 30, 25): False
'    
'    (4/22/2009 12:00:00 AM, 9, 14, 10) = (6/1/2009 12:00:00 AM, 23, 28, 21): False
'    (4/22/2009 12:00:00 AM, 9, 14, 10) = (4/22/2009 12:00:00 AM, 9, 14, 11): False
'    (4/22/2009 12:00:00 AM, 9, 14, 10) = (9/6/2009 12:00:00 AM, 25, 30, 25): False
'    
'    (6/1/2009 12:00:00 AM, 23, 28, 21) = (4/22/2009 12:00:00 AM, 9, 14, 11): False
'    (6/1/2009 12:00:00 AM, 23, 28, 21) = (9/6/2009 12:00:00 AM, 25, 30, 25): False
'    
'    (4/22/2009 12:00:00 AM, 9, 14, 11) = (9/6/2009 12:00:00 AM, 25, 30, 25): False

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 4.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 4.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 8.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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