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# BigInteger.GreaterThan Operator (BigInteger, Int64)

.NET Framework (current version)

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equivalentCodeEntityM:System.Numerics.BigInteger.CompareTo(System.Int64)

Returns a value that indicates whether a BigInteger is greater than a 64-bit signed integer value.

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

## Syntax

```public static bool operator >(
BigInteger left,
long right
)
```

#### Parameters

left
Type: System.Numerics.BigInteger

The first value to compare.

right
Type: System.Int64

The second value to compare.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if left is greater than right; otherwise, false.

## Remarks

The GreaterThan method defines the operation of the greater than operator for BigInteger values. It enables code such as the following:

```BigInteger bigNumber = BigInteger.Pow(Int32.MaxValue, 4);
long number = Int64.MaxValue;
if (bigNumber > number) {
// Do something;
}
```

Languages that do not support custom operators can call the BigInteger.CompareTo(Int64) method instead. Some languages can also call the GreaterThan(BigInteger, Int64) method directly, as the following example shows.

```Dim bigNumber As BigInteger = BigInteger.Pow(Int32.MaxValue, 4)
Dim number As Long = Int64.MaxValue
If BigInteger.op_GreaterThan(bigNumber,number) Then
' Do something
End If
```

If right is a Byte, Int16, Int32, SByte, UInt16, or UInt32 value, it is implicitly converted to an Int64 value when the operation is performed.

## Version Information

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 4.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 4.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1