BigInteger.LessThan Operator (BigInteger, BigInteger)


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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)

Public Shared Operator < (
	left As BigInteger,
	right As BigInteger
) As Boolean


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:

Dim number1 As BigInteger = 945834723
Dim number2 As BigInteger = 345145625
Dim number3 As BigInteger = 945834724 
Console.WriteLine(number1 < number2)                  ' Displays False
Console.WriteLine(number1 < number3)                  ' Displays True

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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