# Mod Operator

**Visual Studio .NET 2003**

Divides two numbers and returns only the remainder.

number1 Mod number2

#### Parts

*number1*- Required. Any numeric expression.
*number2*- Required. Any numeric expression.

#### Result

The result is the remainder left after division is performed on *number1* and *number2*.

#### Supported Types

**Byte**, **Short**, **Integer**, **Long**, **Single**, **Double**, **Decimal**

#### Remarks

The **Mod** operator divides *number1* by *number2* and returns only the remainder as *result*. For example, in the following expression, `A`

(*result*) equals 2.

A = 8 Mod 3

If *number1* or *number2 *are floating-point values, then division is carried out and the floating-point remainder is returned. The* *data type of the result is the same as that of the data type with the greatest range. The order of range, from least to greatest range, is Byte, Short, Integer, Long, Single, Double, and Decimal.

If any expression is stated as Nothing, or Empty, it is treated as zero. If division by zero occurs, the **Mod** operation returns **NaN (Not a Number)**.

`A Mod B`

is the equivalent of `A - Int(A / B) * B + CLng(Math.Sign(A) <> Math.Sign(B)) * B`

#### Example

This example uses the **Mod** operator to divide two numbers and return only the remainder. If either number is a floating-point number, the result is a floating-point number representing the remainder.

Dim myResult As Double myResult = 10 Mod 5 ' Returns 0. myResult = 10 Mod 3 ' Returns 1. myResult = 12 Mod 4.3 ' Returns 3.4. myResult = 12.6 Mod 5 ' Returns 2.6. myResult = 47.9 Mod 9.35 ' Returns 1.15.

#### See Also

Arithmetic Operators | Operator Precedence in Visual Basic | Operators Listed by Functionality | Arithmetic Operators