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DateTime.Equals Method (DateTime, DateTime)

Returns a value indicating whether two instances of DateTime are equal.

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

public static bool Equals (
	DateTime t1,
	DateTime t2
public static boolean Equals (
	DateTime t1, 
	DateTime t2
public static function Equals (
	t1 : DateTime, 
	t2 : DateTime
) : boolean
Not applicable.



The first DateTime instance.


The second DateTime instance.

Return Value

true if the two DateTime values are equal; otherwise, false.

The following code example demonstrates the Equals method.

System.DateTime today1 = 
        new System.DateTime(System.DateTime.Today.Ticks);
System.DateTime today2 = 
        new System.DateTime(System.DateTime.Today.Ticks);
System.DateTime tomorrow = 
        new System.DateTime(

// todayEqualsToday gets true.
bool todayEqualsToday = System.DateTime.Equals(today1, today2);

// todayEqualsTomorrow gets false.
bool todayEqualsTomorrow = System.DateTime.Equals(today1, tomorrow);

System.DateTime today1 = new System.DateTime(System.DateTime.
System.DateTime today2 = new System.DateTime(System.DateTime.
System.DateTime tomorrow = new System.DateTime(System.DateTime.
// todayEqualsToday gets true.
boolean todayEqualsToday = System.DateTime.Equals(today1, today2);
// todayEqualsTomorrow gets false.
boolean todayEqualsTomorrow = System.DateTime.Equals(today1, tomorrow);

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0