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Enum.CompareTo Method

Compares this instance to a specified object and returns an indication of their relative values.

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

abstract CompareTo : 
        target:Object -> int 
override CompareTo : 
        target:Object -> int 

Parameters

target
Type: System.Object
An object to compare, or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
A signed number that indicates the relative values of this instance and target.

Value

Meaning

Less than zero

The value of this instance is less than the value of target.

Zero

The value of this instance is equal to the value of target.

Greater than zero

The value of this instance is greater than the value of target.

-or-

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

Implements

IComparable.CompareTo(Object)

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

target and this instance are not the same type.

InvalidOperationException

This instance is not type SByte, Int16, Int32, Int64, Byte, UInt16, UInt32, or UInt64.

NullReferenceException

This instance is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

The following example illustrates the use of CompareTo in the context of Enum.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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