DateTime.Compare() Method in C#
This method is used to compare two instances of DateTime and returns an integer that indicates whether the first instance is earlier than, the same as, or later than the second instance.
public static int Compare (DateTime t1, DateTime t2);
- t1: The first object to compare.
- t2: The second object to compare.
Return Value: This method returns a signed number indicating the relative values of t1 and t2.
Less than zero : If t1 is earlier than t2.
Zero : If t1 is the same as t2.
Greater than zero : If t1 is later than t2.
Below programs illustrate the use of DateTime.Compare(DateTime, DateTime) Method:
date1 is later than date2.
01/03/2010 is earlier than 01/04/2010. 01/05/2010 is later than 01/04/2010. 01/05/2010 is the same as 01/05/2010.