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Equality Operator
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Guid.Equality Operator

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 Demo(outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock)
      ' Create a GUID and determine whether it consists of all zeros.
      Dim guid1 As Guid = Guid.NewGuid
      outputBlock.Text += guid1.ToString() + vbCrLf
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Empty: {0}", guid1 = Guid.Empty) + vbCrLf
      outputBlock.Text += vbCrLf

      ' Create a GUID with all zeros and compare it to Empty.
      Dim bytes(15) As Byte
      Dim guid2 As New Guid(bytes)
      outputBlock.Text += guid2.ToString() + vbCrLf
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Empty: {0}", guid2 = Guid.Empty) + vbCrLf
   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


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

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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