C# - TimeSpan.CompareTo() Method with Example

In this tutorial, we will learn about the C# TimeSpan.CompareTo() method with its definition, usage, syntax, and example. By Nidhi Last updated : March 30, 2023

TimeSpan.CompareTo() Method

The TimeSpan.CompareTo() method is same as Compare() method, but Compare() is static method whereas CompareTo() is a instance method. This is the method that is used to compare two objects of the TimeSpan structure and it returns an integer value that indicates the current object is greater than, equal to, and less than to the second object.


int TimeSpan.CompareTo(TimeSpan Obj);


  • Obj: Object to be compared with the current object.

Return Value

This method returns an integer value to indicate comparison.

C# Example of TimeSpan.CompareTo() Method

The source code to demonstrate the use of CompareTo() method of TimeSpan structure is given below. The given program is compiled and executed successfully.

using System;

class TimeSpanDemo {
  //Entry point of Program
  static public void Main() {
    //Here we create timespan with day,hour,minutes and seconds
    TimeSpan timespan1 = new TimeSpan(4, 2, 20, 0);
    TimeSpan timespan2 = new TimeSpan(2, 2, 10, 0);

    int retVal = 0;

    retVal = timespan1.CompareTo(timespan2);

    if (retVal > 0)
      Console.WriteLine("timespan1 is greater than timespan2");
    else if (retVal == 0)
      Console.WriteLine("timespan1 is equal to timespan2");
      Console.WriteLine("timespan1 is less than timespan2");


timespan1 is greater than timespan2
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