# Decimal.LessThan Operator

July 28, 2014

Returns a value indicating whether a specified Decimal is less than another specified Decimal.

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

## Syntax

```public static bool operator <(
decimal d1,
decimal d2
)
```

#### Parameters

d1
Type: System.Decimal
A Decimal.
d2
Type: System.Decimal
A Decimal.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if d1 is less than d2; otherwise, false.

## Examples

The following code example compares several Decimal values to a reference Decimal value using the Less Than operator.

```
// Example of the decimal relational operators.
using System;

class Example
{
const string dataFmt = "{0,43}    {1}";

// Compare decimal parameters, and display them with the results.
static void CompareDecimals(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock, decimal Left, decimal Right,
string RightText)
{
outputBlock.Text += "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(dataFmt, "Right: " + RightText, Right) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(dataFmt, "Left == Right", Left == Right) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(dataFmt, "Left >  Right", Left > Right) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(dataFmt, "Left >= Right", Left >= Right) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(dataFmt, "Left != Right", Left != Right) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(dataFmt, "Left <  Right", Left < Right) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(dataFmt, "Left <= Right", Left <= Right) + "\n";
}

public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
{
decimal Left = new decimal(123.456);

outputBlock.Text +=
"This example of the decimal relational operators " +
"generates the \nfollowing output. It creates several " +
"different decimal values \nand compares them with " +
"the following reference value.\n" + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(dataFmt,
"Left: decimal( 123.456 )", Left) + "\n";

// Create objects to compare with a 2-hour decimal.
CompareDecimals(outputBlock, Left, new decimal(1.23456E+2),
"decimal( 1.23456E+2 )");
CompareDecimals(outputBlock, Left, new decimal(123.4567),
"decimal( 123.4567 )");
CompareDecimals(outputBlock, Left, new decimal(123.4553),
"decimal( 123.4553 )");
CompareDecimals(outputBlock, Left, new decimal(123456000, 0, 0, false, 6),
"decimal( 123456000, 0, 0, false, 6 )");
}
}

/*
This example of the decimal relational operators generates the
following output. It creates several different decimal values
and compares them with the following reference value.

Left: decimal( 123.456 )    123.456

Right: decimal( 1.23456E+2 )    123.456
Left == Right    True
Left >  Right    False
Left >= Right    True
Left != Right    False
Left <  Right    False
Left <= Right    True

Right: decimal( 123.4567 )    123.4567
Left == Right    False
Left >  Right    False
Left >= Right    False
Left != Right    True
Left <  Right    True
Left <= Right    True

Right: decimal( 123.4553 )    123.4553
Left == Right    False
Left >  Right    True
Left >= Right    True
Left != Right    True
Left <  Right    False
Left <= Right    False

Right: decimal( 123456000, 0, 0, false, 6 )    123.456000
Left == Right    True
Left >  Right    False
Left >= Right    True
Left != Right    False
Left <  Right    False
Left <= Right    True
*/

```

## Version Information

#### Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone