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Byte.Equals Method (Byte)

Updated: April 2011

Returns a value indicating whether this instance and a specified Byte object represent the same value.

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

public bool Equals(
	byte obj


Type: System.Byte
An object to compare to this instance.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if obj is equal to this instance; otherwise, false.



This method implements the System.IEquatable<T> interface, and performs slightly better than Equals(Object) because it does not have to convert the obj parameter to an object.

The following example determines whether the first Byte value is equal to the second Byte value, and whether the first Byte value is equal to the boxed version of the second Byte value.

// This code example demonstrates the System.Byte.Equals(Object) and
// System.Byte.Equals(Byte) methods.

using System;

class Sample 
    public static void Main() 
    byte   byteVal1 = 0x7f;
    byte   byteVal2 = 127;
    object objectVal3 = byteVal2;
    Console.WriteLine("byteVal1 = {0}, byteVal2 = {1}, objectVal3 = {2}\n",
                       byteVal1, byteVal2, objectVal3);
    Console.WriteLine("byteVal1 equals byteVal2?: {0}", byteVal1.Equals(byteVal2));
    Console.WriteLine("byteVal1 equals objectVal3?: {0}", byteVal1.Equals(objectVal3));

This code example produces the following results:

byteVal1 = 127, byteVal2 = 127, objectVal3 = 127

byteVal1 equals byteVal2?: True
byteVal1 equals objectVal3?: True


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

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.




April 2011

Removed discussion of implicit narrowing conversions from the Remarks section.

Customer feedback.