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Version.CompareTo Method (Object)

Compares the current Version object to a specified object and returns an indication of their relative values.

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

public int CompareTo(
	Object version
)

Parameters

version
Type: System.Object
An object to compare, or null.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
A signed integer that indicates the relative values of the two objects, as shown in the following table.

Return value

Meaning

Less than zero

The current Version object is a version before version.

Zero

The current Version object is the same version as version.

Greater than zero

The current Version object is a version subsequent to version.

-or-

version is null.

Implements

IComparable.CompareTo(Object)

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

version is not of type Version.

The components of Version in decreasing order of importance are: major, minor, build, and revision. An unknown component is assumed to be older than any known component.

For example:

  • Version 1.1 is older than version 1.1.0

  • Version 1.1 is older than version 1.1.1

  • Version 1.1 is older than version 1.1.2.3

  • Version 1.1.2 is older than version 1.1.2.4

  • Version 1.2.5 is newer than version 1.2.3.4

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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.

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