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Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5>.IStructuralEquatable.Equals Method

Returns a value that indicates whether the current Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5> object is equal to a specified object based on a specified comparison method.

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

bool IStructuralEquatable.Equals(
	Object other,
	IEqualityComparer comparer


Type: System.Object
The object to compare with this instance.
Type: System.Collections.IEqualityComparer
An object that defines the method to use to evaluate whether the two objects are equal.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the current instance is equal to the specified object; otherwise, false.


IStructuralEquatable.Equals(Object, IEqualityComparer)

This member is an explicit interface member implementation. It can be used only when the Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5> instance is cast to an IStructuralEquatable interface.

The IEqualityComparer.Equals implementation is called only if other is not null, and if it can be successfully cast (in C#) or converted (in Visual Basic) to a Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5> object whose components are of the same types as the current instance. The IStructuralEquatable.Equals(Object, IEqualityComparer) method first passes the Item1 values of the Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5> objects to be compared to the IEqualityComparer.Equals implementation. If this method call returns true, the method is called again and passed the Item2 values of the two Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5> objects. This continues until the method call returns false when it compares a specific pair of Item values, or the two Item5 values are passed to the method.

The following example defines a DoubleComparer class that implements the IEqualityComparer interface. The example instantiates two Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5> objects by using a random number generator to populate their second through fifth components, casts the first instance to an IStructuralEquatable interface, and then uses a DoubleComparer object to test the two Tuple<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5> objects for approximate equality.

using System;
using System.Collections;

public class DoubleComparer<T1, T2, T3, T4, T5> : IEqualityComparer
   private double difference;
   private int argument = 0;

   public DoubleComparer(double difference)
      this.difference = difference;

   new public bool Equals(object x, object y)
      argument += 1;

      // Return true for Item1.
      if (argument == 1) return true;

      double d1 = (double) x;
      double d2 = (double) y;

      if (d1 - d2 < d1 * difference)
         return true;
         return false;

   public int GetHashCode(object obj)
      if (obj is T1)
         return ((T1) obj).GetHashCode();
      else if (obj is T2)
         return ((T2) obj).GetHashCode();
      else if (obj is T3)
         return ((T3) obj).GetHashCode();
      else if (obj is T4)
         return ((T4) obj).GetHashCode();
         return ((T5) obj).GetHashCode();   

public class Example
   public static void Main()
      var value1 = GetValues(1);
      var value2 = GetValues(2);
      IStructuralEquatable iValue1 = value1;
      Console.WriteLine("{0} =\n{1} :\n{2}", value1, value2, 
                        new DoubleComparer<int, double, double, double, double>(.01)));

   private static Tuple<int, double, double, double, double> GetValues(int ctr)
      // Generate four random numbers between 0 and 1
      Random rnd = new Random((int)DateTime.Now.Ticks >> 32 >> ctr);
      return Tuple.Create(ctr, rnd.NextDouble(), rnd.NextDouble(), 
                          rnd.NextDouble(), rnd.NextDouble());

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

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.