UTF8Encoding.Equals Method

Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current UTF8Encoding object.

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

Public Overrides Function Equals ( _
	value As Object _
) As Boolean


Type: System.Object
The Object to compare with the current instance.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if value is an instance of UTF8Encoding and is equal to the current object; otherwise, false.

Two UTF8Encoding objects are considered equal if all of the following conditions are true:

  • Both objects use the same byte order.

  • Both objects provide the byte order mark, or both do not.

  • Both objects throw an exception when encountering invalid encoding, or both do not.

The following example demonstrates how to use the Equals method to test whether the current UTF8Encoding object is equal to a different UTF8Encoding object. Four UTF8Encoding objects are created and compared and the results of the comparisons are displayed.

Imports System.Text

Class Example

   Public Shared Sub Demo(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock)
      Dim utf8 As New UTF8Encoding()
      Dim utf8true As New UTF8Encoding(True)
      Dim utf8truetrue As New UTF8Encoding(True, True)
      Dim utf8falsetrue As New UTF8Encoding(False, True)

      DescribeEquivalence(outputBlock, utf8.Equals(utf8))
      DescribeEquivalence(outputBlock, utf8.Equals(utf8true))
      DescribeEquivalence(outputBlock, utf8.Equals(utf8truetrue))
      DescribeEquivalence(outputBlock, utf8.Equals(utf8falsetrue))

      DescribeEquivalence(outputBlock, utf8true.Equals(utf8))
      DescribeEquivalence(outputBlock, utf8true.Equals(utf8true))
      DescribeEquivalence(outputBlock, utf8true.Equals(utf8truetrue))
      DescribeEquivalence(outputBlock, utf8true.Equals(utf8falsetrue))

      DescribeEquivalence(outputBlock, utf8truetrue.Equals(utf8))
      DescribeEquivalence(outputBlock, utf8truetrue.Equals(utf8true))
      DescribeEquivalence(outputBlock, utf8truetrue.Equals(utf8truetrue))
      DescribeEquivalence(outputBlock, utf8truetrue.Equals(utf8falsetrue))

      DescribeEquivalence(outputBlock, utf8falsetrue.Equals(utf8))
      DescribeEquivalence(outputBlock, utf8falsetrue.Equals(utf8true))
      DescribeEquivalence(outputBlock, utf8falsetrue.Equals(utf8truetrue))
      DescribeEquivalence(outputBlock, utf8falsetrue.Equals(utf8falsetrue))
   End Sub 'Main

   Public Shared Sub DescribeEquivalence(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock, ByVal isEquivalent As Boolean)
      Dim phrase As String
      If isEquivalent Then
         phrase = "An"
         phrase = "Not an"
      End If
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("{0} equivalent encoding.", phrase) & vbCrLf
   End Sub 'DescribeEquivalence
End Class 'UTF8EncodingExample


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

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