#577 – Using the is Operator to Check for an Unboxing Conversion

You can use the is operator to check to see whether an object can be unboxed to a particular type.  The operator will return true if the object contains a boxed instance of the specified type.

int i = 12;
double d1 = 4.2;

object o1 = i;   // Boxed int
object o2 = d1;  // Boxed double
object o3 = new object();  // Some object

bool check;

check = o1 is int;       // true - object contains a boxed int
check = o2 is int;       // false - object contains boxed double
check = o3 is int;       // false
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