DateTimeOffset.Equals Method (DateTimeOffset)

Determines whether the current DateTimeOffset object represents the same point in time as a specified DateTimeOffset object.

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

'Declaration
Public Function Equals ( _
	other As DateTimeOffset _
) As Boolean

Parameters

other
Type: System.DateTimeOffset

An object to compare to the current DateTimeOffset object.

Return Value

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

Implements

IEquatable(Of T).Equals(T)

Before it performs the comparison, this method converts the values of both DateTimeOffset objects to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The method is equivalent to the following:

Return Me.UtcDateTime = other.UtcDateTime

In other words, the Equals(DateTimeOffset) method determines whether 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.

A DateTimeOffset object that is not Nothing is considered to be later (or greater) than one that is Nothing.

This overload of the Equals(DateTimeOffset) method implements the IEquatable(Of T).Equals method. It offers slightly better performance than the DateTimeOffset.Equals(Object) overload because the other parameter does not have to be converted from an object.

The following example illustrates calls to the Equals(DateTimeOffset) method to test DateTimeOffset objects for equality with the current DateTimeOffset object.

Dim firstTime As New DateTimeOffset(#09/01/2007 6:45:00AM#, _
                 New TimeSpan(-7, 0, 0))

Dim secondTime As DateTimeOffset = firstTime
Console.WriteLine("{0} = {1}: {2}", _
                  firstTime, secondTime, _
                  firstTime.Equals(secondTime))

secondTime = New DateTimeOffset(#09/01/2007 6:45:00AM#, _
                 New TimeSpan(-6, 0, 0))      
Console.WriteLine("{0} = {1}: {2}", _
                 firstTime, secondTime, _
                 firstTime.Equals(secondTime))

secondTime = New DateTimeOffset(#09/01/2007 8:45:00AM#, _
                 New TimeSpan(-5, 0, 0))
Console.WriteLine("{0} = {1}: {2}", _
                 firstTime, secondTime, _
                 firstTime.Equals(secondTime))
' The example displays the following output to the console: 
'       9/1/2007 6:45:00 AM -07:00 = 9/1/2007 6:45:00 AM -07:00: True 
'       9/1/2007 6:45:00 AM -07:00 = 9/1/2007 6:45:00 AM -06:00: False 
'       9/1/2007 6:45:00 AM -07:00 = 9/1/2007 8:45:00 AM -05:00: True

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP1, 2.0 SP1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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