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


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.



.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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