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BigInteger.Increment Operator

Increments a BigInteger value by 1.

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

public static BigInteger operator ++(
	BigInteger value


Type: System.Numerics.BigInteger
The value to increment.

Return Value

Type: System.Numerics.BigInteger
The value of the value parameter incremented by 1.

The Increment method defines the increment operation for BigInteger values. It enables code such as the following:

BigInteger number = 93843112;
Console.WriteLine(++number);               // Displays 93843113

Some languages (such as Visual Basic) that lack an increment operator or do not support operator overloading can call the Increment method directly, as the following example shows.

Dim number As BigInteger = 93843112
Console.WriteLine(BigInteger.op_Increment(number))    ' Displays 93843113

Because BigInteger objects are immutable, the Increment operator creates a new BigInteger object whose value is one more than the BigInteger object represented by value. Therefore, repeated calls to Increment may be expensive.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

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.