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TimeSpan.LessThan Operator

April 12, 2014

Indicates whether a specified TimeSpan is less than another specified TimeSpan.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public static bool operator <(
	TimeSpan t1,
	TimeSpan t2
)

Parameters

t1
Type: System.TimeSpan
The first time interval to compare.
t2
Type: System.TimeSpan
The second time interval to compare.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the value of t1 is less than the value of t2; otherwise, false.

The following code example compares several TimeSpan objects to a reference TimeSpan using the LessThan operator.


// Example of the TimeSpan relational operators.
using System;

class Example
{
   const string dataFmt = "{0,34}    {1}";

   // Compare TimeSpan parameters, and display them with the results.
   static void CompareTimeSpans(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock, TimeSpan Left, TimeSpan Right,
       string RightText)
   {
      outputBlock.Text += "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(dataFmt, "Right: " + RightText, Right) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(dataFmt, "Left == Right", Left == Right) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(dataFmt, "Left >  Right", Left > Right) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(dataFmt, "Left >= Right", Left >= Right) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(dataFmt, "Left != Right", Left != Right) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(dataFmt, "Left <  Right", Left < Right) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(dataFmt, "Left <= Right", Left <= Right) + "\n";
   }

   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {
      TimeSpan Left = new TimeSpan(2, 0, 0);

      outputBlock.Text += 
          "This example of the TimeSpan relational operators " +
          "generates \nthe following output. It creates several " +
          "different TimeSpan \nobjects and compares them with " +
          "a 2-hour TimeSpan.\n\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(dataFmt,
          "Left: TimeSpan( 2, 0, 0 )", Left) + "\n";

      // Create objects to compare with a 2-hour TimeSpan.
      CompareTimeSpans(outputBlock, Left, new TimeSpan(0, 120, 0),
          "TimeSpan( 0, 120, 0 )");
      CompareTimeSpans(outputBlock, Left, new TimeSpan(2, 0, 1),
          "TimeSpan( 2, 0, 1 )");
      CompareTimeSpans(outputBlock, Left, new TimeSpan(2, 0, -1),
          "TimeSpan( 2, 0, -1 )");
      CompareTimeSpans(outputBlock, Left, TimeSpan.FromDays(1.0 / 12D),
          "TimeSpan.FromDays( 1 / 12 )");
   }
}

/*
This example of the TimeSpan relational operators generates
the following output. It creates several different TimeSpan
objects and compares them with a 2-hour TimeSpan.

         Left: TimeSpan( 2, 0, 0 )    02:00:00

      Right: TimeSpan( 0, 120, 0 )    02:00:00
                     Left == Right    True
                     Left >  Right    False
                     Left >= Right    True
                     Left != Right    False
                     Left <  Right    False
                     Left <= Right    True

        Right: TimeSpan( 2, 0, 1 )    02:00:01
                     Left == Right    False
                     Left >  Right    False
                     Left >= Right    False
                     Left != Right    True
                     Left <  Right    True
                     Left <= Right    True

       Right: TimeSpan( 2, 0, -1 )    01:59:59
                     Left == Right    False
                     Left >  Right    True
                     Left >= Right    True
                     Left != Right    True
                     Left <  Right    False
                     Left <= Right    False

Right: TimeSpan.FromDays( 1 / 12 )    02:00:00
                     Left == Right    True
                     Left >  Right    False
                     Left >= Right    True
                     Left != Right    False
                     Left <  Right    False
                     Left <= Right    True
*/


Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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