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DateTimeOffset::CompareTo Method

Compares the current DateTimeOffset object to a specified DateTimeOffset object and indicates whether the current object is earlier than, the same as, or later than the second DateTimeOffset object.

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

virtual int CompareTo(
	DateTimeOffset other
) sealed


Type: System::DateTimeOffset
An object to compare with the current DateTimeOffset object.

Return Value

Type: System::Int32
A signed integer that indicates the relationship between the current DateTimeOffset object and other, as the following table shows.

Return Value


Less than zero

The current DateTimeOffset object is earlier than other.


The current DateTimeOffset object is the same as other.

Greater than zero.

The current DateTimeOffset object is later than other.



This method compares DateTimeOffset objects by comparing their UtcDateTime values; that is, it determines whether the two objects represent a single point in time, and indicates whether the current object is earlier than, later than, or the same as the other parameter.

The following example illustrates calls to the CompareTo method to compare DateTimeOffset objects.

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.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP1, 2.0 SP1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

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.