DateTimeOffset.Compare() Method in C#

DateTimeOffset.Compare(DateTimeOffset, DateTimeOffset) Method is used to compare two DateTimeOffset objects and shows whether the first is earlier than the second, equal to the second, or later than the second.

Syntax: public static int Compare (DateTimeOffset first, DateTimeOffset second);

Parameters:
first: It is the first object to compare.
second: It is the second object to compare.

Return Value: This method returns a signed integer that indicates whether the value of the first parameter is earlier than, later than or the same time as the value of the second parameter.

  • Less than zero: Means first is earlier than second.
  • Zero: Means first is equal to second.
  • Greater than zero: Means first is later than second.

Below programs illustrate the use of DateTimeOffset.Compare(DateTimeOffset, DateTimeOffset) Method:

Example 1:

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// C# program to demonstrate the
// DateTimeOffset.Compare(DateTimeOffset, 
// DateTimeOffset) Method
using System;
using System.Globalization;
  
class GFG {
  
    // Main Method
    public static void Main()
    {
        // creating object of  DateTimeOffset
        DateTimeOffset offset1 = new DateTimeOffset(2007,
                 6, 1, 7, 55, 0, new TimeSpan(-5, 0, 0));
  
        // creating object of  DateTimeOffset
        DateTimeOffset offset2 = new DateTimeOffset(2006,
                 6, 1, 7, 55, 0, new TimeSpan(-5, 0, 0));
  
        // comparing two offset1 and offset2
        // instance using Compare() method
        int value = DateTimeOffset.Compare(offset1, offset2);
  
        if (value > 0)
        {
            Console.Write("offset1 is later than offset2 ");
        }
        else if (value < 0) 
        {
            Console.Write("offset1 is earlier than offset2");
        }
        else
        {
            Console.Write("offset1 is equal to offset2");
        }
    }
}

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Output:

offset1 is later than offset2

Example 2: For ArgumentOutOfRangeException

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// C# program to demonstrate the
// DateTimeOffset.Compare(DateTimeOffset,
// DateTimeOffset) Method
using System;
using System.Globalization;
  
class GFG {
  
    // Main Method
    public static void Main()
    {
        // creating object of  DateTimeOffset
        DateTimeOffset offset1 = new DateTimeOffset(2006,
                 6, 1, 7, 55, 0, new TimeSpan(-5, 0, 0));
  
        // creating object of  DateTimeOffset
        DateTimeOffset offset2 = new DateTimeOffset(2006,
                 6, 1, 7, 55, 0, new TimeSpan(-5, 0, 0));
  
        // comparing two offset1 and offset2
        // instance using Compare() method
        int value = DateTimeOffset.Compare(offset1, offset2);
  
        if (value > 0) 
        {
            Console.Write("offset1 is later than offset2 ");
        }
        else if (value < 0)
        {
            Console.Write("offset1 is earlier than offset2");
        }
        else 
        {
            Console.Write("offset1 is equal to offset2");
        }
    }
}

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Output:

offset1 is equal to offset2

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