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X509Certificate.Equals Method (X509Certificate)

Compares two X509Certificate objects for equality.

Namespace:  System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public virtual bool Equals(
	X509Certificate other
)

Parameters

other
Type: System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Certificate
An X509Certificate object to compare to the current object.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the current X509Certificate object is equal to the object specified by the other parameter; otherwise, false.

Two X509Certificate objects are considered equal if they have the same issuer and serial number.

The following example compares two certificates for equality.



using System;
using System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates;


public class X509
{

    public static void Main()
    {

        // The path to the certificate.
        string Certificate =  "Certificate.cer";
        string OtherCertificate =  "OtherCertificate.cer";

        // Load the certificate into an X509Certificate object.
        X509Certificate cert = X509Certificate.CreateFromCertFile(Certificate);

        // Load the certificate into an X509Certificate object.
        X509Certificate certTwo = X509Certificate.CreateFromCertFile(OtherCertificate);

        // Get the value.
        bool result = cert.Equals(certTwo);

        // Display the value to the console.
        Console.WriteLine(result);

    }

}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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.
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