XNodeDocumentOrderComparer.IComparer.Compare Method (Object, Object)


Compares two nodes to determine their relative document order.

Namespace:   System.Xml.Linq
Assembly:  System.Xml.Linq (in System.Xml.Linq.dll)

int IComparer.Compare(
	object x,
	object y


Type: System.Object

The first XNode to compare.

Type: System.Object

The second XNode to compare.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32

An Int32 that contains 0 if the nodes are equal; -1 if x is before y; 1 if x is after y.

Exception Condition

The two nodes do not share a common ancestor.


The two nodes are not derived from XNode.

We recommend that instead of using this class directly, you use the InDocumentOrder<T> method. This class is used internally by that method.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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