Equality Operator

DateTime.Equality Operator (DateTime, DateTime)


Determines whether two specified instances of DateTime are equal.

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

Public Shared Operator = (
	d1 As Date,
	d2 As Date
) As Boolean


Type: System.DateTime

The first object to compare.

Type: System.DateTime

The second object to compare.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if d1 and d2 represent the same date and time; otherwise, false.

The Equality operator determines whether two DateTime values are equal by comparing their number of ticks. Before comparing DateTime objects, make sure that the objects represent times in the same time zone. You can do this by comparing the values of their Kind property.

The following example demonstrates the equality operator.

Dim april19 As New DateTime(2001, 4, 19)
Dim otherDate As New DateTime(1991, 6, 5)

Dim areEqual As Boolean
' areEqual gets false.
areEqual = DateTime.op_Equality(april19, otherDate)

otherDate = New DateTime(2001, 4, 19)
' areEqual gets true.
areEqual = System.DateTime.op_Equality(april19, otherDate)

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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