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Equals Method

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Indicates whether this instance and a specified object are equal.

Namespace:   System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
Public Overrides Function Equals ( _
	obj As Object _
) As Boolean
public override bool Equals(
	Object obj
)
public:
virtual bool Equals(
	Object^ obj
) override
abstract Equals : 
        obj:Object -> bool 
override Equals : 
        obj:Object -> bool 
public override function Equals(
	obj : Object
) : boolean

Parameters

obj
Type: System..::..Object
Another object to compare to.

Return Value

Type: System..::..Boolean
true if obj and this instance are the same type and represent the same value; otherwise, false.

The default implementation of the Equals method uses reflection to compare the corresponding fields of obj and this instance. Override the Equals method for a particular type to improve the performance of the method and more closely represent the concept of equality for the type.