Equals Method
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IEqualityComparer(Of T).Equals Method (T, T)

 

Determines whether the specified objects are equal.

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

Function Equals (
	x As T,
	y As T
) As Boolean

Parameters

x
Type: T

The first object of type T to compare.

y
Type: T

The second object of type T to compare.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the specified objects are equal; otherwise, false.

Implement this method to provide a customized equality comparison for type T.

Notes to Implementers:

Implementations are required to ensure that if the Equals method returns true for two objects x and y, then the value returned by the GetHashCode method for x must equal the value returned for y.

The Equals method is reflexive, symmetric, and transitive. That is, it returns true if used to compare an object with itself; true for two objects x and y if it is true for y and x; and true for two objects x and z if it is true for x and y and also true for y and z.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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