# BigInteger.GreaterThan Operator

## Definition

Returns a value that indicates whether a specified value is greater than another specified value.

 GreaterThan(Int64, BigInteger) Returns a value that indicates whether a 64-bit signed integer is greater than a BigInteger value. GreaterThan(BigInteger, Int64) Returns a value that indicates whether a BigInteger is greater than a 64-bit signed integer value. GreaterThan(BigInteger, BigInteger) Returns a value that indicates whether a BigInteger value is greater than another BigInteger value. GreaterThan(BigInteger, UInt64) Returns a value that indicates whether a BigInteger value is greater than a 64-bit unsigned integer. GreaterThan(UInt64, BigInteger) Returns a value that indicates whether a BigInteger value is greater than a 64-bit unsigned integer.

## GreaterThan(Int64, BigInteger)

Returns a value that indicates whether a 64-bit signed integer is greater than a BigInteger value.

``````public:
static bool operator >(long left, System::Numerics::BigInteger right);``````
``public static bool operator > (long left, System.Numerics.BigInteger right);``
``static member ( > ) : int64 * System.Numerics.BigInteger -> bool``
``Public Shared Operator > (left As Long, right As BigInteger) As Boolean``

#### Parameters

left
Int64

The first value to compare.

right
BigInteger

The second value to compare.

#### Returns

Boolean

`true` if `left` is greater than `right`; otherwise, `false`.

### Remarks

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

``````BigInteger bigNumber = BigInteger.Pow(Int32.MaxValue, 4);
long number = Int64.MaxValue;
if (number > bigNumber) {
// Do something;
}
``````
``````Dim bigNumber As BigInteger = BigInteger.Pow(Int32.MaxValue, 4)
Dim number As Long = Int64.MaxValue
If number > bigNumber Then
' Do something
End If
``````

Languages that do not support custom operators can call the BigInteger.CompareTo(Int64) instance method instead. Some languages can also call the GreaterThan(Int64, BigInteger) method directly, as the following example shows.

``````Dim bigNumber As BigInteger = BigInteger.Pow(Int32.MaxValue, 4)
Dim number As Long = Int64.MaxValue
If BigInteger.op_GreaterThan(number,bigNumber) Then
' Do something
End If
``````

If `left` is a Byte, Int16, Int32, SByte, UInt16, or UInt32 value, it is implicitly converted to an Int64 value when the operation is performed.

The equivalent method for this operator is BigInteger.CompareTo(Int64).

### Applies to

Product Introduced

## GreaterThan(BigInteger, Int64)

Returns a value that indicates whether a BigInteger is greater than a 64-bit signed integer value.

``````public:
static bool operator >(System::Numerics::BigInteger left, long right);``````
``public static bool operator > (System.Numerics.BigInteger left, long right);``
``static member ( > ) : System.Numerics.BigInteger * int64 -> bool``
``Public Shared Operator > (left As BigInteger, right As Long) As Boolean``

#### Parameters

left
BigInteger

The first value to compare.

right
Int64

The second value to compare.

#### Returns

Boolean

`true` if `left` is greater than `right`; otherwise, `false`.

### Remarks

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

``````BigInteger bigNumber = BigInteger.Pow(Int32.MaxValue, 4);
long number = Int64.MaxValue;
if (bigNumber > number) {
// Do something;
}
``````
``````Dim bigNumber As BigInteger = BigInteger.Pow(Int32.MaxValue, 4)
Dim number As Long = Int64.MaxValue
If bigNumber > Number Then
' Do something
End If
``````

Languages that do not support custom operators can call the BigInteger.CompareTo(Int64) method instead. Some languages can also call the GreaterThan(BigInteger, Int64) method directly, as the following example shows.

``````Dim bigNumber As BigInteger = BigInteger.Pow(Int32.MaxValue, 4)
Dim number As Long = Int64.MaxValue
If BigInteger.op_GreaterThan(bigNumber,number) Then
' Do something
End If
``````

If `right` is a Byte, Int16, Int32, SByte, UInt16, or UInt32 value, it is implicitly converted to an Int64 value when the operation is performed.

The equivalent method for this operator is BigInteger.CompareTo(Int64).

### Applies to

Product Introduced

## GreaterThan(BigInteger, BigInteger)

Returns a value that indicates whether a BigInteger value is greater than another BigInteger value.

``````public:
static bool operator >(System::Numerics::BigInteger left, System::Numerics::BigInteger right);``````
``public static bool operator > (System.Numerics.BigInteger left, System.Numerics.BigInteger right);``
``static member ( > ) : System.Numerics.BigInteger * System.Numerics.BigInteger -> bool``
``Public Shared Operator > (left As BigInteger, right As BigInteger) As Boolean``

#### Parameters

left
BigInteger

The first value to compare.

right
BigInteger

The second value to compare.

#### Returns

Boolean

`true` if `left` is greater than `right`; otherwise, `false`.

### Remarks

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

``````BigInteger number1 = 945834723;
BigInteger number2 = 345145625;
BigInteger number3 = 945834724;
Console.WriteLine(number1 > number2);              // Displays True
Console.WriteLine(number1 > number3);              // Displays False
``````
``````Dim number1 As BigInteger = 945834723
Dim number2 As BigInteger = 345145625
Dim number3 As BigInteger = 945834724
Console.WriteLine(number1 > number2)                  ' Displays True
Console.WriteLine(number1 > number3)                  ' Displays False
``````

Languages that do not support custom operators can call the BigInteger.Compare(BigInteger, BigInteger) method instead. They can also call the GreaterThan(BigInteger, BigInteger) method directly, as the following example shows.

``````Dim numberA As BigInteger = 945834723
Dim numberB As BigInteger = 345145625
Dim numberC As BigInteger = 945834724
Console.WriteLine(BigInteger.op_GreaterThan(numberA, numberB))    ' Displays True
Console.WriteLine(BigInteger.op_GreaterThan(numberA, numberC))    ' Displays False
``````

The equivalent method for this operator is BigInteger.CompareTo(BigInteger).

### Applies to

Product Introduced

## GreaterThan(BigInteger, UInt64)

Important

This API is not CLS-compliant.

Returns a value that indicates whether a BigInteger value is greater than a 64-bit unsigned integer.

``````public:
static bool operator >(System::Numerics::BigInteger left, System::UInt64 right);``````
``public static bool operator > (System.Numerics.BigInteger left, ulong right);``
``````[System.CLSCompliant(false)]
public static bool operator > (System.Numerics.BigInteger left, ulong right);``````
``static member ( > ) : System.Numerics.BigInteger * uint64 -> bool``
``````[<System.CLSCompliant(false)>]
static member ( > ) : System.Numerics.BigInteger * uint64 -> bool``````
``Public Shared Operator > (left As BigInteger, right As ULong) As Boolean``

#### Parameters

left
BigInteger

The first value to compare.

right
UInt64

The second value to compare.

#### Returns

Boolean

`true` if `left` is greater than `right`; otherwise, `false`.

Attributes

### Remarks

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

``````BigInteger bigNumber = BigInteger.Pow(Int32.MaxValue, 2);
ulong number = UInt64.MaxValue;
if (bigNumber > number) {
// Do something
}
``````
``````Dim bigNumber As BigInteger = BigInteger.Pow(Int32.MaxValue, 2)
Dim number As ULong = UInt64.MaxValue
If bigNumber > number Then
' Do something
End If
``````

Languages that do not support custom operators can call the BigInteger.CompareTo(UInt64) method instead. Some languages can also call the GreaterThan(BigInteger, UInt64) method directly, as the following example shows.

``````Dim bigNumber As BigInteger = BigInteger.Pow(Int32.MaxValue, 2)
Dim number As ULong = UInt64.MaxValue
If BigInteger.op_GreaterThan(bigNumber, number) Then
' Do something
End If
``````

### Applies to

Product Introduced

## GreaterThan(UInt64, BigInteger)

Important

This API is not CLS-compliant.

Returns a value that indicates whether a BigInteger value is greater than a 64-bit unsigned integer.

``````public:
static bool operator >(System::UInt64 left, System::Numerics::BigInteger right);``````
``public static bool operator > (ulong left, System.Numerics.BigInteger right);``
``````[System.CLSCompliant(false)]
public static bool operator > (ulong left, System.Numerics.BigInteger right);``````
``static member ( > ) : uint64 * System.Numerics.BigInteger -> bool``
``````[<System.CLSCompliant(false)>]
static member ( > ) : uint64 * System.Numerics.BigInteger -> bool``````
``Public Shared Operator > (left As ULong, right As BigInteger) As Boolean``

#### Parameters

left
UInt64

The first value to compare.

right
BigInteger

The second value to compare.

#### Returns

Boolean

`true` if `left` is greater than `right`; otherwise, `false`.

Attributes

### Remarks

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

``````BigInteger bigNumber = BigInteger.Pow(Int32.MaxValue, 2);
ulong number = UInt64.MaxValue;
if (number > bigNumber) {
// Do something
}
``````
``````Dim bigNumber As BigInteger = BigInteger.Pow(Int32.MaxValue, 2)
Dim number As ULong = UInt64.MaxValue
If number > bigNumber Then
' Do something
End If
``````

Languages that do not support custom operators can call the BigInteger.CompareTo(UInt64) method instead. Some languages can also call the GreaterThan(UInt64, BigInteger) method directly, as the following example shows.

``````Dim bigNumber As BigInteger = BigInteger.Pow(Int32.MaxValue, 2)
Dim number As ULong = UInt64.MaxValue
If BigInteger.op_GreaterThan(number, bigNumber) Then
' Do something
End If
``````