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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)

'Declaration
Public Function CompareTo ( _
	version As Object _
) As Integer

Parameters

version
Type: System.Object

An object to compare, or Nothing.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
A signed integer that indicates the relative values of the two objects, as shown in the following table.

Return value

Meaning

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 Nothing.

Implements

IComparable.CompareTo(Object)

ExceptionCondition
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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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