Decimal.Division Operator (Decimal, Decimal)


Divides two specified Decimal values.

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

Public Shared Operator / (
	d1 As Decimal,
	d2 As Decimal
) As Decimal


Type: System.Decimal

The dividend.

Type: System.Decimal

The divisor.

Return Value

Type: System.Decimal

The result of dividing d1 by d2.

Exception Condition

d2 is zero.


The return value is less than MinValue or greater than MaxValue.

The Division method defines the operation of the division operator for Decimal values. It enables code such as the following:

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim number1 As Decimal = 16.8d 
      Dim number2 As Decimal = 4.1d 
      Dim number3 As Decimal = number1 / number2
      Console.WriteLine("{0:N2} / {1:N2} = {2:N2}", 
                        number1, number2, number3)
   End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'       16.80 / 4.10 = 4.10

If the language you're using doesn't support custom operators, call the Divide method instead.

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