CompareTo Method (Object)
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Int16.CompareTo Method (Object)

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

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

public int CompareTo (
	Object value
public final int CompareTo (
	Object value
public final function CompareTo (
	value : Object
) : int



An object to compare, or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Return Value

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 a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Exception typeCondition


value is not an Int16.

An Int16, regardless of its value, is considered greater than a null reference.

The value parameter must be a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) or an instance of Int16; otherwise, an exception is thrown.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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