Equals Method

DependencyObject.Equals Method (Object)


Determines whether a provided DependencyObject is equivalent to the current DependencyObject.

Namespace:   System.Windows
Assembly:  WindowsBase (in WindowsBase.dll)

Public Overrides NotOverridable Function Equals (
	obj As Object
) As Boolean


Type: System.Object

The DependencyObject to compare to the current instance.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the two instances are the same; otherwise, false.

This implementation is reference equality only, and does not attempt to evaluate value equality of the contained properties.

Notes to Inheritors:

DependencyObject overrides and then seals two basic Object methods: Equals and GetHashCode. The overrides call the Object implementations, resulting in an object equality behavior. The purpose of these deliberate overrides is to prevent derived classes from trying to define a value equality for a DependencyObject. Value equalities for DependencyObject will never be accurate because of the innate property value-changing capabilities of a DependencyObject and its dependency properties. This includes fundamental WPF features such as data binding and the WPF property system.

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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