X509Certificate.Equals Method (X509Certificate)
Updated: September 2010
Compares two X509Certificate objects for equality.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
'Declaration Public Overridable Function Equals ( _ other As X509Certificate _ ) As Boolean 'Usage Dim instance As X509Certificate Dim other As X509Certificate Dim returnValue As Boolean returnValue = instance.Equals(other)
- Type: System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Certificate
An X509Certificate object to compare to the current object.
Two X509Certificate objects are considered equal if they have the same issuer and serial number.
The following example compares two certificates for equality.
Imports System Imports System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates Public Class X509 Public Shared Sub Main() ' The path to the certificate. Dim Certificate As String = "Certificate.cer" Dim OtherCertificate As String = "OtherCertificate.cer" ' Load the certificate into an X509Certificate object. Dim cert As X509Certificate = X509Certificate.CreateFromCertFile(Certificate) ' Load the certificate into an X509Certificate object. Dim certTwo As X509Certificate = X509Certificate.CreateFromCertFile(OtherCertificate) ' Get the value. Dim result As Boolean = cert.Equals(certTwo) ' Display the value to the console. Console.WriteLine(result) End Sub End Class
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