CompareTo Method (Object)
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Decimal.CompareTo Method (Object)


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

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

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


Type: System.Object

The object to compare with this instance, or null.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32

A signed number indicating the relative values of this instance and value.

Return value


Less than zero

This instance is less than value.


This instance is equal to value.

Greater than zero

This instance is greater than value.


value is null.

Exception Condition

value is not a Decimal.

Any instance of Decimal, regardless of its value, is considered greater than null.

Parameter value must be null or an instance of Decimal; otherwise, an exception is thrown.

The following code example compares several Decimal and other objects to a reference Decimal value using the CompareTo method.

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.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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