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TimeSpan.Compare Method

Compares two TimeSpan values and returns an integer that indicates whether the first value is shorter than, equal to, or longer than the second value.

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

public static int Compare(
	TimeSpan t1,
	TimeSpan t2
)

Parameters

t1
Type: System.TimeSpan

The first time interval to compare.

t2
Type: System.TimeSpan

The second time interval to compare.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
One of the following values.

Value

Description

-1

t1 is shorter than t2.

0

t1 is equal to t2.

1

t1 is longer than t2.

The following example uses the Compare method to compare several TimeSpan objects with a TimeSpan object whose value is a 2-hour time interval.

using System;

class Example
{
    static void Main()
    {
        // Define a time interval equal to two hours.
        TimeSpan baseInterval = new TimeSpan( 2, 0, 0);

        // Define an array of time intervals to compare with 
        // the base interval.
        TimeSpan[] spans = { TimeSpan.FromSeconds(-2.5),
                             TimeSpan.FromMinutes(20),
                             TimeSpan.FromHours(1), 
                             TimeSpan.FromMinutes(90),
                             baseInterval,  
                             TimeSpan.FromDays(.5), 
                             TimeSpan.FromDays(1) };

        // Compare the time intervals. 
        foreach (var span in spans) {
           int result = TimeSpan.Compare(baseInterval, span);
           Console.WriteLine("{0} {1} {2} (Compare returns {3})", 
                             baseInterval,
                             result == 1 ? ">" : result == 0 ? "=" : "<",
                             span, result);     
        }
    } 
} 
// The example displays the following output: 
//       02:00:00 > -00:00:02.5000000 (Compare return 
//       02:00:00 > 00:20:00 (Compare returns 1 
//       02:00:00 > 01:00:00 (Compare returns 1 
//       02:00:00 > 01:30:00 (Compare returns 1 
//       02:00:00 = 02:00:00 (Compare returns 0 
//       02:00:00 < 12:00:00 (Compare returns -1 
//       02:00:00 < 1.00:00:00 (Compare returns -1

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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