IComparable<T> Interface

Definition

定義通用的比較方法,實值型別或類別會實作這個方法,以建立特定類型的比較方法來排序其執行個體。Defines a generalized comparison method that a value type or class implements to create a type-specific comparison method for ordering or sorting its instances.

generic <typename T>
public interface class IComparable
public interface IComparable<in T>
public interface IComparable<T>
type IComparable<'T> = interface
Public Interface IComparable(Of In T)
Public Interface IComparable(Of T)

Type Parameters

T

要比較之物件的類型。The type of object to compare.

This type parameter is contravariant. That is, you can use either the type you specified or any type that is less derived. For more information about covariance and contravariance, see Covariance and Contravariance in Generics.
Derived

Examples

下列範例說明如何執行簡單 Temperature 物件的 IComparable<T>The following example illustrates the implementation of IComparable<T> for a simple Temperature object. 此範例會使用 Temperature 物件索引鍵來建立 SortedList<TKey,TValue> 的字串集合,並將陣列溫度和字串加入順序中的清單。The example creates a SortedList<TKey,TValue> collection of strings with Temperature object keys, and adds several pairs of temperatures and strings to the list out of sequence. Add 方法的呼叫中,SortedList<TKey,TValue> 集合會使用 IComparable<T> 的實作為排序清單專案,然後以增加的溫度順序顯示。In the call to the Add method, the SortedList<TKey,TValue> collection uses the IComparable<T> implementation to sort the list entries, which are then displayed in order of increasing temperature.

#using <System.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections::Generic;

public ref class Temperature: public IComparable<Temperature^> {

protected:
   // The underlying temperature value.
   Double m_value;

public:
   // Implement the generic CompareTo method with the Temperature class 
   // as the Type parameter. 
   virtual Int32 CompareTo( Temperature^ other ) {
   
      // If other is not a valid object reference, this instance 
      // is greater.
      if (other == nullptr) return 1;
      
      // The temperature comparison depends on the comparison of the
      // the underlying Double values. 
      return m_value.CompareTo( other->m_value );
   }

       // Define the is greater than operator.
    bool operator>=  (Temperature^ other)
    {
       return CompareTo(other) == 1;
    }
    
    // Define the is less than operator.
    bool operator<  (Temperature^ other)
    {
       return CompareTo(other) == -1;
    }
    
       // Define the is greater than or equal to operator.
    bool operator>  (Temperature^ other)
    {
       return CompareTo(other) >= 0;
    }
    
    // Define the is less than or equal to operator.
    bool operator<=  (Temperature^ other)
    {
       return CompareTo(other) <= 0;
    }

   property Double Celsius {
      Double get() {
         return m_value + 273.15;
      }
   }

   property Double Kelvin {
      Double get() {
         return m_value;
      }
      void set( Double value ) {
         if (value < 0)
            throw gcnew ArgumentException("Temperature cannot be less than absolute zero.");
         else
            m_value = value;
      }
   }

   Temperature(Double kelvins) {
      this->Kelvin = kelvins;
   }
};

int main() {
   SortedList<Temperature^, String^>^ temps = 
      gcnew SortedList<Temperature^, String^>();

   // Add entries to the sorted list, out of order.
   temps->Add(gcnew Temperature(2017.15), "Boiling point of Lead");
   temps->Add(gcnew Temperature(0), "Absolute zero");
   temps->Add(gcnew Temperature(273.15), "Freezing point of water");
   temps->Add(gcnew Temperature(5100.15), "Boiling point of Carbon");
   temps->Add(gcnew Temperature(373.15), "Boiling point of water");
   temps->Add(gcnew Temperature(600.65), "Melting point of Lead");

   for each( KeyValuePair<Temperature^, String^>^ kvp in temps )
   {
      Console::WriteLine("{0} is {1} degrees Celsius.", kvp->Value, kvp->Key->Celsius);
   }
}
/* The example displays the following output:
      Absolute zero is 273.15 degrees Celsius.
      Freezing point of water is 546.3 degrees Celsius.
      Boiling point of water is 646.3 degrees Celsius.
      Melting point of Lead is 873.8 degrees Celsius.
      Boiling point of Lead is 2290.3 degrees Celsius.
      Boiling point of Carbon is 5373.3 degrees Celsius.
*/
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;

public class Temperature : IComparable<Temperature>
{
    // Implement the generic CompareTo method with the Temperature
    // class as the Type parameter.
    //
    public int CompareTo(Temperature other)
    {
        // If other is not a valid object reference, this instance is greater.
        if (other == null) return 1;

        // The temperature comparison depends on the comparison of
        // the underlying Double values.
        return m_value.CompareTo(other.m_value);
    }

    // Define the is greater than operator.
    public static bool operator >  (Temperature operand1, Temperature operand2)
    {
       return operand1.CompareTo(operand2) == 1;
    }

    // Define the is less than operator.
    public static bool operator <  (Temperature operand1, Temperature operand2)
    {
       return operand1.CompareTo(operand2) == -1;
    }

    // Define the is greater than or equal to operator.
    public static bool operator >=  (Temperature operand1, Temperature operand2)
    {
       return operand1.CompareTo(operand2) >= 0;
    }

    // Define the is less than or equal to operator.
    public static bool operator <=  (Temperature operand1, Temperature operand2)
    {
       return operand1.CompareTo(operand2) <= 0;
    }

    // The underlying temperature value.
    protected double m_value = 0.0;

    public double Celsius
    {
        get
        {
            return m_value - 273.15;
        }
    }

    public double Kelvin
    {
        get
        {
            return m_value;
        }
        set
        {
            if (value < 0.0)
            {
                throw new ArgumentException("Temperature cannot be less than absolute zero.");
            }
            else
            {
                m_value = value;
            }
        }
    }

    public Temperature(double kelvins)
    {
        this.Kelvin = kelvins;
    }
}

public class Example
{
    public static void Main()
    {
        SortedList<Temperature, string> temps =
            new SortedList<Temperature, string>();

        // Add entries to the sorted list, out of order.
        temps.Add(new Temperature(2017.15), "Boiling point of Lead");
        temps.Add(new Temperature(0), "Absolute zero");
        temps.Add(new Temperature(273.15), "Freezing point of water");
        temps.Add(new Temperature(5100.15), "Boiling point of Carbon");
        temps.Add(new Temperature(373.15), "Boiling point of water");
        temps.Add(new Temperature(600.65), "Melting point of Lead");

        foreach( KeyValuePair<Temperature, string> kvp in temps )
        {
            Console.WriteLine("{0} is {1} degrees Celsius.", kvp.Value, kvp.Key.Celsius);
        }
    }
}
/* This example displays the following output:
      Absolute zero is -273.15 degrees Celsius.
      Freezing point of water is 0 degrees Celsius.
      Boiling point of water is 100 degrees Celsius.
      Melting point of Lead is 327.5 degrees Celsius.
      Boiling point of Lead is 1744 degrees Celsius.
      Boiling point of Carbon is 4827 degrees Celsius.
*/
Imports System.Collections.Generic

Public Class Temperature
    Implements IComparable(Of Temperature)

    ' Implement the generic CompareTo method with the Temperature class 
    ' as the type parameter. 
    '
    Public Overloads Function CompareTo(ByVal other As Temperature) As Integer _
        Implements IComparable(Of Temperature).CompareTo

        ' If other is not a valid object reference, this instance is greater.
        If other Is Nothing Then Return 1
        
        ' The temperature comparison depends on the comparison of the
        ' the underlying Double values. 
        Return m_value.CompareTo(other.m_value)
    End Function
    
    ' Define the is greater than operator.
    Public Shared Operator >  (operand1 As Temperature, operand2 As Temperature) As Boolean
       Return operand1.CompareTo(operand2) = 1
    End Operator
    
    ' Define the is less than operator.
    Public Shared Operator <  (operand1 As Temperature, operand2 As Temperature) As Boolean
       Return operand1.CompareTo(operand2) = -1
    End Operator

    ' Define the is greater than or equal to operator.
    Public Shared Operator >=  (operand1 As Temperature, operand2 As Temperature) As Boolean
       Return operand1.CompareTo(operand2) >= 0
    End Operator
    
    ' Define the is less than operator.
    Public Shared Operator <=  (operand1 As Temperature, operand2 As Temperature) As Boolean
       Return operand1.CompareTo(operand2) <= 0
    End Operator

    ' The underlying temperature value.
    Protected m_value As Double = 0.0

    Public ReadOnly Property Celsius() As Double
        Get
            Return m_value - 273.15
        End Get
    End Property

    Public Property Kelvin() As Double
        Get
            Return m_value
        End Get
        Set(ByVal Value As Double)
            If value < 0.0 Then 
                Throw New ArgumentException("Temperature cannot be less than absolute zero.")
            Else
                m_value = Value
            End If
        End Set
    End Property

    Public Sub New(ByVal kelvins As Double)
        Me.Kelvin = kelvins 
    End Sub
End Class

Public Class Example
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Dim temps As New SortedList(Of Temperature, String)

        ' Add entries to the sorted list, out of order.
        temps.Add(New Temperature(2017.15), "Boiling point of Lead")
        temps.Add(New Temperature(0), "Absolute zero")
        temps.Add(New Temperature(273.15), "Freezing point of water")
        temps.Add(New Temperature(5100.15), "Boiling point of Carbon")
        temps.Add(New Temperature(373.15), "Boiling point of water")
        temps.Add(New Temperature(600.65), "Melting point of Lead")

        For Each kvp As KeyValuePair(Of Temperature, String) In temps
            Console.WriteLine("{0} is {1} degrees Celsius.", kvp.Value, kvp.Key.Celsius)
        Next
    End Sub
End Class

' The example displays the following output:
'      Absolute zero is -273.15 degrees Celsius.
'      Freezing point of water is 0 degrees Celsius.
'      Boiling point of water is 100 degrees Celsius.
'      Melting point of Lead is 327.5 degrees Celsius.
'      Boiling point of Lead is 1744 degrees Celsius.
'      Boiling point of Carbon is 4827 degrees Celsius.
'

Remarks

這個介面是由可排序或排序其值的類型所實,並提供強型別比較方法來排序泛型集合物件的成員。This interface is implemented by types whose values can be ordered or sorted and provides a strongly typed comparison method for ordering members of a generic collection object. 例如,一個數位可以大於第二個數字,一個字串可以依字母順序出現在另一個字串之前。For example, one number can be larger than a second number, and one string can appear in alphabetical order before another. 它要求實型別定義單一方法 CompareTo(T),以指出目前實例在排序次序中的位置是在相同類型的第二個物件之前、之後或相同。It requires that implementing types define a single method, CompareTo(T), that indicates whether the position of the current instance in the sort order is before, after, or the same as a second object of the same type. 通常不會直接從開發人員程式碼呼叫方法。Typically, the method is not called directly from developer code. 相反地,它是由 List<T>.Sort()Add等方法自動呼叫。Instead, it is called automatically by methods such as List<T>.Sort() and Add.

通常,提供 IComparable<T> 實作為類型的型別也會執行 IEquatable<T> 介面。Typically, types that provide an IComparable<T> implementation also implement the IEquatable<T> interface. IEquatable<T> 介面會定義 Equals 方法,以判斷實類型實例的相等性。The IEquatable<T> interface defines the Equals method, which determines the equality of instances of the implementing type.

CompareTo(T) 方法的執行必須傳回具有三個值之一的 Int32,如下表所示。The implementation of the CompareTo(T) method must return an Int32 that has one of three values, as shown in the following table.

Value 意義Meaning
小於零 (0)Less than zero 這個物件會在排序次序中由 CompareTo 方法所指定的物件之前。This object precedes the object specified by the CompareTo method in the sort order.
Zero 這個目前的實例在排序次序中的位置與 CompareTo 方法引數所指定的物件相同。This current instance occurs in the same position in the sort order as the object specified by the CompareTo method argument.
大於零 (0)Greater than zero 這個目前的實例會遵循排序次序中 CompareTo 方法引數所指定的物件。This current instance follows the object specified by the CompareTo method argument in the sort order.

所有數數值型別(例如 Int32Double)都會執行 StringCharDateTimeIComparable<T>All numeric types (such as Int32 and Double) implement IComparable<T>, as do String, Char, and DateTime. 自訂類型也應該提供自己的 IComparable<T> 執行,讓物件實例能夠進行排序或排序。Custom types should also provide their own implementation of IComparable<T> to enable object instances to be ordered or sorted.

Notes to Implementers

IComparable<T> 介面的型別參數取代為正在執行此介面的型別。Replace the type parameter of the IComparable<T> interface with the type that is implementing this interface.

如果您執行 IComparable<T>,就應該多載 op_GreaterThanop_GreaterThanOrEqualop_LessThanop_LessThanOrEqual 運算子,以傳回與 CompareTo(T)一致的值。If you implement IComparable<T>, you should overload the op_GreaterThan, op_GreaterThanOrEqual, op_LessThan, and op_LessThanOrEqual operators to return values that are consistent with CompareTo(T). 此外,您也應該執行 IEquatable<T>In addition, you should also implement IEquatable<T>. 如需完整資訊,請參閱 IEquatable<T> 一文。See the IEquatable<T> article for complete information.

Methods

CompareTo(T)

將目前的執行個體與相同類型的另一個物件相比較,並傳回整數,這個整數表示目前的執行個體在排序次序中,位於另一個物件之前、之後或相同位置。Compares the current instance with another object of the same type and returns an integer that indicates whether the current instance precedes, follows, or occurs in the same position in the sort order as the other object.

Applies to

See also