# Tuple<T1,T2,T3,T4,T5>.Equals(Object) Method

## Definition

Returns a value that indicates whether the current Tuple<T1,T2,T3,T4,T5> object is equal to a specified object.

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

#### Parameters

obj
Object

The object to compare with this instance.

#### Returns

`true` if the current instance is equal to the specified object; otherwise, `false`.

## Examples

The following example defines an array of 5-tuple objects that contain data about the temperatures of patients in two test groups. The first component of the array provides the number of the test group, and the second through fifth components provide the temperatures of a patient at hourly intervals. The Tuple<T1,T2,T3,T4,T5>.Equals(Object) method is called to compare every Tuple<T1,T2,T3,T4,T5> object with every other Tuple<T1,T2,T3,T4,T5> object. The output illustrates that the Equals method returns `true` only when all five components of the Tuple<T1,T2,T3,T4,T5> objects have equal values.

``````using System;

public class Class1
{
public static void Main()
{
Tuple<int, double, double, double, double>[] temperatureInfos =
{ Tuple.Create(2, 97.9, 97.8, 98.0, 98.2),
Tuple.Create(1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99.0),
Tuple.Create(2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4),
Tuple.Create(1, 98.4, 98.6, 99.0, 99.2),
Tuple.Create(2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4),
Tuple.Create(1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99.0) };
// Compare each item with every other item for equality.
for (int ctr = 0; ctr < temperatureInfos.Length; ctr++)
{
var temperatureInfo = temperatureInfos[ctr];
for (int ctr2 = ctr + 1; ctr2 < temperatureInfos.Length; ctr2++)
Console.WriteLine("{0} = {1}: {2}", temperatureInfo, temperatureInfos[ctr2],
temperatureInfo.Equals(temperatureInfos[ctr2]));
Console.WriteLine();
}
}
}
// The example displays the following output:
//    (2, 97.9, 97.8, 98, 98.2) = (1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99): False
//    (2, 97.9, 97.8, 98, 98.2) = (2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4): False
//    (2, 97.9, 97.8, 98, 98.2) = (1, 98.4, 98.6, 99, 99.2): False
//    (2, 97.9, 97.8, 98, 98.2) = (2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4): False
//    (2, 97.9, 97.8, 98, 98.2) = (1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99): False
//
//    (1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99) = (2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4): False
//    (1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99) = (1, 98.4, 98.6, 99, 99.2): False
//    (1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99) = (2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4): False
//    (1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99) = (1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99): True
//
//    (2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4) = (1, 98.4, 98.6, 99, 99.2): False
//    (2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4) = (2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4): True
//    (2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4) = (1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99): False
//
//    (1, 98.4, 98.6, 99, 99.2) = (2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4): False
//    (1, 98.4, 98.6, 99, 99.2) = (1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99): False
//
//    (2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4) = (1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99): False
``````
``````open System

let temperatureInfos =
[| Tuple.Create(2, 97.9, 97.8, 98.0, 98.2)
Tuple.Create(1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99.0)
Tuple.Create(2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4)
Tuple.Create(1, 98.4, 98.6, 99.0, 99.2)
Tuple.Create(2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4)
Tuple.Create(1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99.0) |]
// Compare each item with every other item for equality.
for ctr = 0 to temperatureInfos.Length - 1 do
let temperatureInfo = temperatureInfos[ctr]
for ctr2 = ctr + 1 to temperatureInfos.Length - 1 do
printfn \$"{temperatureInfo} = {temperatureInfos[ctr2]}: {temperatureInfo.Equals temperatureInfos[ctr2]}"
printfn ""

// The example displays the following output:
//    (2, 97.9, 97.8, 98, 98.2) = (1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99): False
//    (2, 97.9, 97.8, 98, 98.2) = (2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4): False
//    (2, 97.9, 97.8, 98, 98.2) = (1, 98.4, 98.6, 99, 99.2): False
//    (2, 97.9, 97.8, 98, 98.2) = (2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4): False
//    (2, 97.9, 97.8, 98, 98.2) = (1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99): False
//
//    (1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99) = (2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4): False
//    (1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99) = (1, 98.4, 98.6, 99, 99.2): False
//    (1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99) = (2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4): False
//    (1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99) = (1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99): True
//
//    (2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4) = (1, 98.4, 98.6, 99, 99.2): False
//    (2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4) = (2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4): True
//    (2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4) = (1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99): False
//
//    (1, 98.4, 98.6, 99, 99.2) = (2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4): False
//    (1, 98.4, 98.6, 99, 99.2) = (1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99): False
//
//    (2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4) = (1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99): False
``````
``````Module Example
Public Sub Main()
Dim temperatureInfos() =
{ Tuple.Create(2, 97.9, 97.8, 98.0, 98.2),
Tuple.Create(1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99.0),
Tuple.Create(2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4),
Tuple.Create(1, 98.4, 98.6, 99.0, 99.2),
Tuple.Create(2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4),
Tuple.Create(1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99.0) }
' Compare each item with every other item for equality.
For ctr As Integer = 0 To temperatureInfos.Length - 1
Dim temperatureInfo = temperatureInfos(ctr)
For ctr2 As Integer = ctr + 1 To temperatureInfos.Length - 1
Console.WriteLine("{0} = {1}: {2}", temperatureInfo, temperatureInfos(ctr2),
temperatureInfo.Equals(temperatureInfos(ctr2)))
Next
Console.WriteLine()
Next
End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'    (2, 97.9, 97.8, 98, 98.2) = (1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99): False
'    (2, 97.9, 97.8, 98, 98.2) = (2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4): False
'    (2, 97.9, 97.8, 98, 98.2) = (1, 98.4, 98.6, 99, 99.2): False
'    (2, 97.9, 97.8, 98, 98.2) = (2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4): False
'    (2, 97.9, 97.8, 98, 98.2) = (1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99): False
'
'    (1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99) = (2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4): False
'    (1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99) = (1, 98.4, 98.6, 99, 99.2): False
'    (1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99) = (2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4): False
'    (1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99) = (1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99): True
'
'    (2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4) = (1, 98.4, 98.6, 99, 99.2): False
'    (2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4) = (2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4): True
'    (2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4) = (1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99): False
'
'    (1, 98.4, 98.6, 99, 99.2) = (2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4): False
'    (1, 98.4, 98.6, 99, 99.2) = (1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99): False
'
'    (2, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, 98.4) = (1, 98.6, 98.8, 98.8, 99): False
``````

## Remarks

The `obj` parameter is considered to be equal to the current instance under the following conditions:

• It is a Tuple<T1,T2,T3,T4,T5> object.

• Its five components are of the same types as the current instance.

• Its five components are equal to those of the current instance. Equality is determined by the default object equality comparer for each component.