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Guid.Equality Operator

Updated: August 2011

Indicates whether the values of two specified Guid objects are equal.

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

Public Shared Operator = ( _
	a As Guid, _
	b As Guid _
) As Boolean


Type: System.Guid
The first object to compare.
Type: System.Guid
The second object to compare.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if a and b are equal; otherwise, false.

The following example uses the Equality operator to compare two GUID values with Guid.Empty to determine whether they consist exclusively of zeros.

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      ' Create a GUID and determine whether it consists of all zeros.
      Dim guid1 As Guid = Guid.NewGuid
      Console.WriteLine("Empty: {0}", guid1 = Guid.Empty)

      ' Create a GUID with all zeros and compare it to Empty.
      Dim bytes(15) As Byte
      Dim guid2 As New Guid(bytes)
      Console.WriteLine("Empty: {0}", guid2 = Guid.Empty)
   End Sub
End Module
' The example displays output like the following:
'       11c43ee8-b9d3-4e51-b73f-bd9dda66e29c
'       Empty: False
'       00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
'       Empty: True

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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




August 2011

Added an example.

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