Uri.Equals Method

Compares two Uri instances for equality.

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

<SecuritySafeCriticalAttribute> _
Public Overrides Function Equals ( _
	comparand As Object _
) As Boolean


Type: System.Object
The Uri instance or a URI identifier to compare with the current instance.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
A Boolean value that is true if the two instances represent the same URI; otherwise, false.

The Equals method compares the two instances without regard to user information (UserInfo) and fragment (Fragment) parts that they might contain. For example, given the URIs http://www.contoso.com/index.htm#search and http://user:password@www.contoso.com/index.htm, the Equals method would return true.


The Equals method can be overridden in a derived class; use caution as a malicious entity could modify the method. You should not use this method to perform security checks unless you know that this instance came from a trusted source.

This example creates two Uri instances from strings and compares them to determine whether they represent the same value. address1 and address2 are the same because the Fragment portion is ignored for this comparison. The outcome is written to the console.

' Create some Uris.
Dim address1 As Uri = New Uri("http://www.contoso.com/index.htm#search")
Dim address2 As Uri = New Uri("http://www.contoso.com/index.htm")
If address1.Equals(address2) Then 
  outputBlock.Text &= "The two addresses are equal"
  outputBlock.Text &= vbCrLf
  outputBlock.Text &= "The two addresses are equal"
  outputBlock.Text &= vbCrLf
End If

// Create some Uris.
Uri address1 = new Uri("http://www.contoso.com/index.htm#search");
Uri address2 = new Uri("http://www.contoso.com/index.htm"); 
if (address1.Equals(address2))
    Console.WriteLine("The two addresses are equal");
    Console.WriteLine("The two addresses are not equal");


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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