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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)

'Declaration
Public Function CompareTo ( _
	other As Long _
) As Integer

Parameters

other
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

Description

Less than zero

The current instance is less than other.

Zero

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.


Dim bigIntValue As BigInteger = BigInteger.Parse("3221123045552")

Dim byteValue As Byte = 16
Dim sbyteValue As SByte = -16
Dim shortValue As Short = 1233      
Dim ushortValue As UShort = 1233
Dim intValue As Integer = -12233
Dim uintValue As UInteger = 12233
Dim longValue As Long = 12382222
Dim ulongValue As Integer = 1238222

Console.WriteLine("Comparing {0} with {1}: {2}", _
                  bigIntValue, byteValue, _
                  bigIntValue.CompareTo(byteValue))
Console.WriteLine("Comparing {0} with {1}: {2}", _
                  bigIntValue, sbyteValue, _
                  bigIntValue.CompareTo(sbyteValue)) 
Console.WriteLine("Comparing {0} with {1}: {2}", _
                  bigIntValue, shortValue, _
                  bigIntValue.CompareTo(shortValue)) 
Console.WriteLine("Comparing {0} with {1}: {2}", _
                  bigIntValue, ushortValue, _
                  bigIntValue.CompareTo(ushortValue)) 
Console.WriteLine("Comparing {0} with {1}: {2}", _
                  bigIntValue, intValue, _
                  bigIntValue.CompareTo(intValue)) 
Console.WriteLine("Comparing {0} with {1}: {2}", _
                  bigIntValue, uintValue, _
                  bigIntValue.CompareTo(uintValue)) 
Console.WriteLine("Comparing {0} with {1}: {2}", _
                  bigIntValue, longValue, _
                  bigIntValue.CompareTo(longValue)) 
Console.WriteLine("Comparing {0} with {1}: {2}", _
                  bigIntValue, ulongValue, _
                  bigIntValue.CompareTo(ulongValue))
' The example displays the following output:
'       Comparing 3221123045552 with 16: 1
'       Comparing 3221123045552 with -16: 1
'       Comparing 3221123045552 with 1233: 1
'       Comparing 3221123045552 with 1233: 1
'       Comparing 3221123045552 with -12233: 1
'       Comparing 3221123045552 with 12233: 1
'       Comparing 3221123045552 with 12382222: 1
'       Comparing 3221123045552 with 1238222: 1


.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.
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