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DateTimeOffset.GreaterThan Operator

Determines whether one specified DateTimeOffset object is greater than (or later than) a second specified DateTimeOffset object.

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

public static bool operator >(
	DateTimeOffset left,
	DateTimeOffset right


Type: System.DateTimeOffset

The first DateTimeOffset object.

Type: System.DateTimeOffset

The second DateTimeOffset object.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the UtcDateTime value of left is later than the UtcDateTime value of right; otherwise, false.

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

DateTimeOffset date1 = new DateTimeOffset(2007, 6, 3, 14, 45, 0, 
             new TimeSpan(-7, 0, 0));
DateTimeOffset date2 = new DateTimeOffset(2007, 6, 3, 15, 45, 0,
             new TimeSpan(-6, 0, 0));
DateTimeOffset date3 = new DateTimeOffset(date1.DateTime, 
             new TimeSpan(-6, 0, 0));
Console.WriteLine(date1 > date2);        // Displays False
Console.WriteLine(date1 > date3);        // Displays True 

Languages that do not support custom operators can call the Compare method instead. They can also call the GreaterThan 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(-6, 0, 0))
Dim date3 As New DateTimeOffset(date1.DateTime, _
             New TimeSpan(-6, 0, 0))
Console.WriteLine(DateTimeOffset.op_GreaterThan(date1, date2))  ' Displays False
Console.WriteLine(DateTimeOffset.op_GreaterThan(date1, date3))  ' Displays True

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

return left.UtcDateTime > right.UtcDateTime;

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP1, 2.0 SP1

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