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.

How-to

  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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