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BigInteger.CompareTo Method (Int64)

Compares this instance to a signed 64-bit integer and returns an integer that indicates whether the value of this instance is less than, equal to, or greater than the value of the signed 64-bit integer.

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

member CompareTo : 
        other:int64 -> int 


Type: System.Int64
The signed 64-bit integer to compare.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
A signed integer value that indicates the relationship of this instance to other, as shown in the following table.

Return value


Less than zero

The current instance is less than other.


The current instance equals other.

Greater than zero

The current instance is greater than other.

If other is a Byte, Int16, Int32, SByte, UInt16, or UInt32 value, it is implicitly converted to an Int64 value when the CompareTo(Int64) method is called.

The following example illustrates the result of calling the CompareTo(Int64) method with integral values.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

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.