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DateTimeOffset.Equality Operator

Determines whether two specified DateTimeOffset objects represent the same point in time.

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

public static bool operator ==(
	DateTimeOffset left,
	DateTimeOffset right


Type: System.DateTimeOffset

The first DateTimeOffset object.

Type: System.DateTimeOffset

The second DateTimeOffset object.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if both DateTimeOffset objects have the same UtcDateTime value; otherwise, false.

The Equality method defines the operation of the equality operator for DateTimeOffset objects. It enables code such as the following:

DateTimeOffset date1 = new DateTimeOffset(2007, 6, 3, 14, 45, 0, 
             new TimeSpan(-7, 0, 0));
DateTimeOffset date2 = new DateTimeOffset(2007, 6, 3, 15, 45, 0,
             new TimeSpan(-6, 0, 0));
DateTimeOffset date3 = new DateTimeOffset(date1.DateTime, 
             new TimeSpan(-6, 0, 0));
Console.WriteLine(date1 == date2);        // Displays True
Console.WriteLine(date1 == date3);        // Displays False 

Before evaluating the left and right operands for equality, the operator converts both values to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The operation is equivalent to the following:

return first.UtcDateTime == second.UtcDateTime;

In other words, the Equality method determines whether the two DateTimeOffset objects represent a single point in time. It directly compares neither dates and times nor offsets. To determine whether two DateTimeOffset objects represent the same time and have the same offset value, use the EqualsExact method.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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 SP1, 3.0 SP1, 2.0 SP1