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Name

Guid

Synopsis

This value type represents a Globally Unique Identifier (GUID). A GUID is a 128-bit integer (16 bytes) that can be used across all computers and networks and will be statistically unique (for all practical purposes, the number cannot be duplicated coincidentally). GUIDs are used to identify COM (but not .NET) objects uniquely for registration purposes.

public struct Guid : IFormattable, IComparable {
// Public Constructors
   public method Guid(byte[] b);  
   public method Guid(int a, short b, short c, byte[] d);  
   public method Guid(int a, short b, short c, byte d, byte e, 
        byte f, byte g, byte h, byte i, byte j, byte k);  
   public method Guid(string g);  
   public method Guid(uint a, ushort b, ushort c, byte d, 
        byte e, byte f, byte g, byte h, byte i, byte j, 
        byte k);  
// Public Static Fields
   public static readonly field Guid Empty;            // =00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
                  // Public Static Methods
   public static method Guid NewGuid();  
   public static bool operator method !=(Guid a, 
        Guid b);  
   public static bool operator method ==(Guid a, 
        Guid b);  
// Public Instance Methods
   public method int CompareTo(object value);                   // implements IComparable
   public override method bool Equals(object o);                // overrides ValueType
   public override method int GetHashCode();                     // overrides ValueType
   public method byte[] ToByteArray();  
   public override method string ToString();                     // overrides ValueType
   public method string ToString(string format);  
   public method string ToString(string format,                  // implements IFormattable ...

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