DependencyObject.Equals(Object) DependencyObject.Equals(Object) DependencyObject.Equals(Object) DependencyObject.Equals(Object) Method

Definition

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

public:
 override bool Equals(System::Object ^ obj);
public override sealed bool Equals (object obj);
override this.Equals : obj -> bool
Public Overrides NotOverridable Function Equals (obj As Object) As Boolean
Parameters
obj
Object Object Object Object

The DependencyObject to compare to the current instance.

Returns

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

Remarks

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(Object) 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.

Applies to