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Version.CompareTo Method (Object)

Compares the current Version object to a specified object and returns an indication of their relative values.

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

public int CompareTo (
	Object version
)
public final int CompareTo (
	Object version
)
public final function CompareTo (
	version : Object
) : int

Parameters

version

An object to compare, or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Return Value

Return Value

Description

Less than zero

The current Version object is a version before version.

Zero

The current Version object is the same version as version.

Greater than zero

The current Version object is a version subsequent to version.

-or-

version is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentException

version is not of type Version.

The components of Version in decreasing order of importance are: major, minor, build, and revision. An unknown component is assumed to be older than any known component.

For example:

  • version 1.1 is older than version 1.1.0

  • version 1.1 is older than version 1.1.1

  • version 1.1 is older than version 1.1.2.3

  • version 1.1.2 is older than version 1.1.2.4

  • version 1.2.5 is newer than version 1.2.3.4

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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