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DateTimeOffset.Inequality Operator

Determines whether two specified DateTimeOffset objects refer to different points in time.

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

static let inline (<>)
        left:DateTimeOffset * 
        right:DateTimeOffset  : bool


Type: System.DateTimeOffset
The first object to compare.
Type: System.DateTimeOffset
The second object to compare.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if left and right do not have the same UtcDateTime value; otherwise, false.

The Inequality method defines the operation of the inequality operator for DateTimeOffset objects. It always returns the opposite result from Equality. The Inequality method enables code such as the following:

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

Before evaluating the left and right operands for equality, the operator converts both values to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The operation is equivalent to the following:

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

In other words, the Inequality method determines whether the two DateTimeOffset objects represent different points in time. It directly compares neither dates and times nor offsets.

Languages that do not support custom operators can call the Compare method instead. In addition, some languages can also call the Inequality method directly, as the following example shows.

Dim date1 As New DateTimeOffset(#6/3/2007 2:45PM#, _
             New TimeSpan(-7, 0, 0))
Dim date2 As New DateTimeOffset(#6/3/2007 3:45PM#, _
             New TimeSpan(-7, 0, 0))
Dim date3 As New DateTimeOffset(date1.DateTime, _
             New TimeSpan(-6, 0, 0))
Dim date4 As DateTimeOffset = date1
Console.WriteLine( _
    DateTimeOffset.op_Inequality(date1, date2))   ' Displays True
Console.WriteLine( _
    DateTimeOffset.op_Inequality(date1, date3))   ' Displays True
Console.WriteLine( _
    DateTimeOffset.op_Inequality(date1, date4))   ' Displays False

.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.