BigInteger.Inequality Operator (BigInteger, Int64)

Returns a value that indicates whether a BigInteger value and a 64-bit signed integer are not equal.

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


Public Shared Operator <> ( _
    left As BigInteger, _
    right As Long _
) As Boolean
public static bool operator !=(
    BigInteger left,
    long right


Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if left and right are not equal; otherwise, false.


The Inequality method defines the operation of the inequality operator for BigInteger values. It enables code such as the following:

Dim bigNumber As BigInteger = BigInteger.Pow(2, 63)
Dim number As Long = Int64.MaxValue
If bigNumber <> number Then
   ' Do something...
End If
BigInteger bigNumber = BigInteger.Pow(2, 63);
long number = Int64.MaxValue;
if (bigNumber != number)
   // Do something...

Languages that do not support custom operators can test for inequality by using one of the following techniques:

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.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4


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