# BigInteger.LessThanOrEqual Operator (BigInteger, BigInteger)

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equivalentCodeEntityM:System.Numerics.BigInteger.Compare(System.Numerics.BigInteger,System.Numerics.BigInteger)

Returns a value that indicates whether a BigInteger value is less than or equal to another BigInteger value.

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

## Syntax

```public static bool operator <=(
BigInteger left,
BigInteger right
)
```

#### Parameters

left
Type: System.Numerics.BigInteger

The first value to compare.

right
Type: System.Numerics.BigInteger

The second value to compare.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if left is less than or equal to right; otherwise, false.

## Remarks

The LessThanOrEqual method defines the operation of the less than or equal to operator for BigInteger values. It enables code such as the following:

```BigInteger number1 = 945834723;
BigInteger number2 = 345145625;
BigInteger number3 = 945834724;
BigInteger number4 = 945834723;
Console.WriteLine(number1 <= number2);             // Displays False
Console.WriteLine(number1 <= number3);             // Displays True
Console.WriteLine(number1 <= number4);             // Displays True
```

Languages that do not support custom operators can call the Compare method instead. They can also call the LessThanOrEqual(BigInteger, BigInteger) method directly, as the following example shows.

```Dim numberA As BigInteger = 945834723
Dim numberB As BigInteger = 345145625
Dim numberC As BigInteger = 945834724
Dim numberD As BigInteger = 945834723
Console.WriteLine( _
BigInteger.op_LessThanOrEqual(numberA, numberB))    ' Displays False
Console.WriteLine( _
BigInteger.op_LessThanOrEqual(numberA, numberC))    ' Displays True
Console.WriteLine( _
BigInteger.op_LessThanOrEqual(numberA, numberD))    ' Displays True
```

## Version Information

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