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Java.Lang.Object.Equals Method

Compares this instance with the specified object and indicates if they are equal.

Syntax

[Android.Runtime.Register("equals", "(Ljava/lang/Object;)Z", "GetEquals_Ljava_lang_Object_Handler")]
public virtual Boolean Equals (Object o)

See Also

Parameters

o
the object to compare this instance with.

Remarks

Compares this instance with the specified object and indicates if they are equal. In order to be equal, o must represent the same object as this instance using a class-specific comparison. The general contract is that this comparison should be reflexive, symmetric, and transitive. Also, no object reference other than null is equal to null.

The default implementation returns true only if this == o. See Object.writing_equals if you intend implementing your own equals method.

The general contract for the equals and Object.GetHashCode methods is that if equals returns true for any two objects, then hashCode() must return the same value for these objects. This means that subclasses of Object usually override either both methods or neither of them.

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Requirements

Namespace: Java.Lang
Assembly: Mono.Android (in Mono.Android.dll)
Assembly Versions: 0.0.0.0
Since: Added in API level 1