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# Common Tasks Performed with Visual Basic Operators

Visual Studio 2005

Operators perform many common tasks involving one or more expressions called operands.

The following table summarizes the available arithmetic and bit-shift operations.

To See

Add one numeric value to another

Subtract one numeric value from another

Reverse the sign of a numeric value

Multiply one numeric value by another

Divide one numeric value into another

Find the quotient of one numeric value divided by another (without the remainder)

Find the remainder of one numeric value divided by another (without the quotient)

Raise one numeric value to the power of another

Shift the bit pattern of a numeric value to the left

Shift the bit pattern of a numeric value to the right

The following table summarizes the available comparison operations.

To See

Determine whether two values are equal

= Operator (Comparison Operators in Visual Basic)

Determine whether two values are unequal

<> Operator (Comparison Operators in Visual Basic)

Determine whether one value is less than another

< Operator (Comparison Operators in Visual Basic)

Determine whether one value is greater than another

> Operator (Comparison Operators in Visual Basic)

Determine whether one value is less than or equal to another

<= Operator (Comparison Operators in Visual Basic)

Determine whether one value is greater than or equal to another

>= Operator (Comparison Operators in Visual Basic)

Determine whether two object variables refer to the same object instance

Determine whether two object variables refer to different object instances

Determine whether an object is of a specific type

The following table summarizes the available concatenation operations.

To See

Join multiple strings into a single string

& Operator (Concatenation Operators in Visual Basic)

Join numeric values with string values

+ Operator (Concatenation Operators in Visual Basic)

The following table summarizes the available logical and bitwise operations.

To See

Perform logical negation on a Boolean value

Perform logical conjunction on two Boolean values

Perform inclusive logical disjunction on two Boolean values

Perform exclusive logical disjunction on two Boolean values

Perform short-circuited logical conjunction on two Boolean values

Perform short-circuited inclusive logical disjunction on two Boolean values

Perform bit-by-bit logical conjunction on two integral values

Perform bit-by-bit inclusive logical disjunction on two integral values

Perform bit-by-bit exclusive logical disjunction on two integral values

Perform bit-by-bit logical negation on an integral value

#### Reference

Operators Listed by Functionality

#### Concepts

Operators and Expressions in Visual Basic