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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)

virtual bool Equals(
	unsigned char obj
) sealed


Type: System::Byte

A Byte 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 code 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.

using namespace System;

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 example displays the following output:
      byteVal1 = 127, byteVal2 = 127, objectVal3 = 127

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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0




April 2011

Removed discussion of implicit widening conversions from the Remarks section.

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