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\= Operator

Divides the value of a variable or property by the value of an expression and assigns the integer result to the variable or property.

variableorproperty \= expression
variableorproperty

Required. Any numeric variable or property.

expression

Required. Any numeric expression.

The element on the left side of the \= operator can be a simple scalar variable, a property, or an element of an array. The variable or property cannot be ReadOnly (Visual Basic). The \= operator assigns the value on its right to the variable or property on its left.

For further information on integer division, see \ Operator (Visual Basic).

Overloading

The \ operator can be overloaded, which means that a class or structure can redefine its behavior when an operand has the type of that class or structure. Overloading the \ operator affects the behavior of the \= operator. If your code uses \= on a class or structure that overloads \, be sure you understand its redefined behavior. For more information, see Operator Procedures (Visual Basic).

The following example uses the \= operator to divide one Integer variable by a second and assign the integer result to the first variable.


Dim var1 As Integer = 15
Dim var2 As Integer = 4
var1 \= var2
' The value of var1 is now 3.


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