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Type.Equals Method (Type)

Determines if the underlying system type of the current Type is the same as the underlying system type of the specified Type.

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

public virtual bool Equals(
	Type o
)

Parameters

o
Type: System.Type

The object whose underlying system type is to be compared with the underlying system type of the current Type.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the underlying system type of o is the same as the underlying system type of the current Type; otherwise, false.

Implements

_Type.Equals(Type)

The following example uses Equals to compare two types.


using System;
using System.Reflection;

class Example
{
    public static void Main()
    {

        Type a = typeof(System.String);
        Type b = typeof(System.Int32);

        Console.WriteLine("{0} == {1}: {2}", a, b, a.Equals(b));

        // The Type objects in a and b are not equal, 
        // because they represent different types.

        a = typeof(Example);
        b = new Example().GetType();

        Console.WriteLine("{0} is equal to {1}: {2}", a, b, a.Equals(b));

        // The Type objects in a and b are equal, 
        // because they both represent type Example.

        b = typeof(Type);

        Console.WriteLine("typeof({0}).Equals(typeof({1})): {2}", a, b, a.Equals(b));

        // The Type objects in a and b are not equal, 
        // because variable a represents type Example 
        // and variable b represents type Type. 

        //Console.ReadLine();

    }
}

// 
/* This code example produces the following output:
    System.String == System.Int32: False
    Example is equal to Example: True
    typeof(Example).Equals(typeof(System.Type)): False
*/

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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