Uri.Equals Method

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Compares two Uri instances for equality.

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


Public Overrides Function Equals ( _
    comparand As Object _
) As Boolean
public override bool Equals(
    Object comparand


  • comparand
    Type: System..::.Object
    The Uri instance or a URI identifier to compare with the current instance.

Return Value

Type: System..::.Boolean
A Boolean value that is true if the two instances represent the same URI; otherwise, false.


The Equals method compares the two instances without regard to user information (UserInfo) and fragment (Fragment) parts that they might contain. For example, given the URIs http://www.contoso.com/index.htm#search and http://user:password@www.contoso.com/index.htm, the Equals method would return true.


The Equals method can be overridden in a derived class; use caution as a malicious entity could modify the method. You should not use this method to perform security checks unless you know that this instance came from a trusted source.


This example creates two Uri instances from strings and compares them to determine whether they represent the same value. address1 and address2 are the same because the Fragment portion is ignored for this comparison. The outcome is written to the console.

' Create some Uris.
Dim address1 As Uri = New Uri("http://www.contoso.com/index.htm#search")
Dim address2 As Uri = New Uri("http://www.contoso.com/index.htm")
If address1.Equals(address2) Then 
  outputBlock.Text &= "The two addresses are equal"
  outputBlock.Text &= vbCrLf
  outputBlock.Text &= "The two addresses are equal"
  outputBlock.Text &= vbCrLf
End If
// Create some Uris.
Uri address1 = new Uri("http://www.contoso.com/index.htm#search");
Uri address2 = new Uri("http://www.contoso.com/index.htm"); 
if (address1.Equals(address2))
    outputBlock.Text += "The two addresses are equal\n";
    outputBlock.Text += "The two addresses are not equal\n";

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0


Windows Phone

See Also


Uri Class

System Namespace