BigInteger::LessThan Operator (BigInteger, BigInteger)


Returns a value that indicates whether a BigInteger value is less than another BigInteger value.

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

static bool operator <(
	BigInteger left,
	BigInteger right


Type: System.Numerics::BigInteger

The first value to compare.

Type: System.Numerics::BigInteger

The second value to compare.

Return Value

Type: System::Boolean

true if left is less than right; otherwise, false.

The LessThan method defines the operation of the less than operator for BigInteger values. It enables code such as the following:

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

Languages that do not support custom operators can call the BigInteger::Compare method instead. Some languages can also call the LessThan(BigInteger, BigInteger) method directly, as the following example shows.

Dim numberA As BigInteger = 945834723
Dim numberB As BigInteger = 345145625
Dim numberC As BigInteger = 945834724 
Console.WriteLine(BigInteger.op_LessThan(numberA, numberB))    ' Displays False
Console.WriteLine(BigInteger.op_LessThan(numberA, numberC))    ' Displays True

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 4.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 4.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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