Compare Method

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Compares two instances of DateTime and returns an integer that indicates whether the first instance is earlier than, the same as, or later than the second instance.

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

public static int Compare(
	DateTime t1,
	DateTime t2
)

Parameters

t1
Type: System..::..DateTime
The first object to compare.
t2
Type: System..::..DateTime
The second object to compare.

Return Value

Type: System..::..Int32
A signed number indicating the relative values of t1 and t2.

Value Type

Condition

Less than zero

t1 is earlier than t2.

Zero

t1 is the same as t2.

Greater than zero

t1 is later than t2.

Before comparing DateTime objects, ensure that the objects represent times in the same time zone.

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