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Decimal.Subtraction Operator

Subtracts two specified Decimal values.

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

Public Shared Operator - ( _
	d1 As Decimal, _
	d2 As Decimal _
) As Decimal


Type: System.Decimal

The minuend.

Type: System.Decimal

The subtrahend.

Return Value

Type: System.Decimal
The result of subtracting d2 from d1.


The return value is less than MinValue or greater than MaxValue.

The Subtraction method defines the operation of the subtraction operator for Decimal values. It enables code such as the following:

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim number1 As Decimal = 120.07d 
      Dim number2 As Decimal = 163.19d 
      Dim number3 As Decimal = number1 - number2
      Console.WriteLine("{0} - {1} = {2}", 
                        number1, number2, number3)
   End Sub 
End Module 
' The example displays the following output: 
'       120.07 - 163.19 = -43.12

If the language you're using doesn't support custom operators, call the Subtract method instead.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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