BigInteger.GreaterThan Operator (BigInteger, Int64)

 
equivalentCodeEntityM:System.Numerics.BigInteger.CompareTo(System.Int64)

Returns a value that indicates whether a BigInteger is greater than a 64-bit signed integer value.

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

public static bool operator >(
	BigInteger left,
	long right
)

Parameters

left
Type: System.Numerics.BigInteger

The first value to compare.

right
Type: System.Int64

The second value to compare.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if left is greater than right; otherwise, false.

The GreaterThan method defines the operation of the greater than operator for BigInteger values. It enables code such as the following:

BigInteger bigNumber = BigInteger.Pow(Int32.MaxValue, 4);
long number = Int64.MaxValue;
if (bigNumber > number) {
   // Do something;
}

Languages that do not support custom operators can call the BigInteger.CompareTo(Int64) method instead. Some languages can also call the GreaterThan(BigInteger, Int64) method directly, as the following example shows.

Dim bigNumber As BigInteger = BigInteger.Pow(Int32.MaxValue, 4)
Dim number As Long = Int64.MaxValue
If BigInteger.op_GreaterThan(bigNumber,number) Then
   ' Do something
End If

If right is a Byte, Int16, Int32, SByte, UInt16, or UInt32 value, it is implicitly converted to an Int64 value when the operation is performed.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 4.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 4.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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