# Decimal.Floor Method (Decimal)

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Rounds a specified Decimal number to the closest integer toward negative infinity.

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

## Syntax

```Public Shared Function Floor (
d As Decimal
) As Decimal
```

#### Parameters

d
Type: System.Decimal

The value to round.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Decimal

If d has a fractional part, the next whole Decimal number toward negative infinity that is less than d.

-or-

If d doesn't have a fractional part, d is returned unchanged. Note that the method returns an integral value of type Decimal.

## Remarks

The behavior of this method follows IEEE Standard 754, Section 4. This kind of rounding is sometimes called rounding toward negative infinity. In other words, if d is positive, any fractional component is truncated. If d is negative, the presence of any fractional component causes it to be rounded to the smaller integer. The operation of this method differs from the Ceiling method, which supports rounding toward positive infinity.

## Examples

The following example illustrates the Floor method and contrasts it with the Ceiling method.

```Module Example
Public Sub Main()
Dim values() As Decimal = {12.6d, 12.1d, 9.5d, 8.16d, .1d, -.1d,
-1.1d, -1.9d, -3.9d}
Console.WriteLine("{0,-8} {1,10} {2,10}",
"Value", "Ceiling", "Floor")
Console.WriteLine()
For Each value As Decimal In values
Console.WriteLine("{0,-8} {1,10} {2,10}", value,
Decimal.Ceiling(value), Decimal.Floor(value))
Next
End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'       Value       Ceiling      Floor
'
'       12.6             13         12
'       12.1             13         12
'       9.5              10          9
'       8.16              9          8
'       0.1               1          0
'       -0.1              0         -1
'       -1.1             -1         -2
'       -1.9             -1         -2
'       -3.9             -3         -4
```

## Version Information

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1