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DateTimeOffset.IComparable.CompareTo Method

This API supports the .NET Framework infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.

Compares the value of the current DateTimeOffset object with another object of the same type.

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

private abstract CompareTo : 
        obj:Object -> int 
private override CompareTo : 
        obj:Object -> int 


Type: System.Object
The object to compare with the current DateTimeOffset object.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
A 32-bit signed integer that indicates whether the current DateTimeOffset object is less than, equal to, or greater than obj. The return values of the method are interpreted as follows:

Return Value


Less than zero

The current DateTimeOffset object is less than (earlier than) obj.


The current DateTimeOffset object is equal to (the same point in time as) obj.

Greater than zero

The current DateTimeOffset object is greater than (later than) obj.



.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP1, 2.0 SP1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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