Generate Comparison Operators for types that implement IComparable

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This code generation applies to:

  • C#

What: Lets you generate Comparison operators for types that implement IComparable.

When: You have a type that implements IComparable we will automatically add the comparison operators.

Why: If you are implementing a value type, you should consider overriding the Equals method to gain increased performance over the default implementation of the Equals method on ValueType.


  1. Place your cursor either inside the class or on the IComparable keyword.

  2. Next, do one of the following:

    • Press Ctrl+. to trigger the Quick Actions and Refactorings menu.

    • Right-click and select the Quick Actions and Refactorings menu.

    • Click the screwdriver icon that appears in the left margin.

    Generate Comparison Operators

  3. Select Generate Equals(object) from the drop-down menu.

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