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DivideByZeroException Class

The exception that is thrown when there is an attempt to divide an integral or decimal value by zero.

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

[SerializableAttribute] 
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)] 
public class DivideByZeroException : ArithmeticException
/** @attribute SerializableAttribute() */ 
/** @attribute ComVisibleAttribute(true) */ 
public class DivideByZeroException extends ArithmeticException
SerializableAttribute 
ComVisibleAttribute(true) 
public class DivideByZeroException extends ArithmeticException

Dividing a floating-point value by zero will result in either positive infinity, negative infinity, or Not-a-Number (NaN) according to the rules of IEEE 754 arithmetic. Floating-point operations never throw an exception. For more information, see Single and Double.

The following Microsoft intermediate language (MSIL) instructions throw DivideByZeroException :

  • div

  • div.un

  • rem

  • rem.un

DivideByZeroException uses the HRESULT COR_E_DIVIDEBYZERO, which has the value 0x80020012.

For a list of initial property values for an instance of DivideByZeroException, see the DivideByZeroException constructors.

System.Object
   System.Exception
     System.SystemException
       System.ArithmeticException
        System.DivideByZeroException

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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