DateTimeOffset::CompareTo Method (DateTimeOffset)


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.

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

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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