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# Decimal.Inequality Operator

Visual Studio 2008

Returns a value indicating whether two instances of Decimal are not equal.

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 and d2 are not equal; otherwise, false.

## Examples

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

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

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

// Compare decimal parameters, and display them with the results.
static void CompareDecimals( decimal Left, decimal Right,
string RightText )
{
Console.WriteLine( );
Console.WriteLine( dataFmt, "Right: " + RightText, Right );
Console.WriteLine( dataFmt, "Left == Right", Left == Right );
Console.WriteLine( dataFmt, "Left >  Right", Left > Right );
Console.WriteLine( dataFmt, "Left >= Right", Left >= Right );
Console.WriteLine( dataFmt, "Left != Right", Left != Right );
Console.WriteLine( dataFmt, "Left <  Right", Left < Right );
Console.WriteLine( dataFmt, "Left <= Right", Left <= Right );
}

static void Main( )
{
decimal Left = new decimal( 123.456 );

Console.WriteLine(
"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" );
Console.WriteLine( dataFmt,
"Left: decimal( 123.456 )", Left );

// Create objects to compare with a 2-hour decimal.
CompareDecimals( Left, new decimal( 1.23456E+2 ),
"decimal( 1.23456E+2 )" );
CompareDecimals( Left, new decimal( 123.4567 ),
"decimal( 123.4567 )" );
CompareDecimals( Left, new decimal( 123.4553 ),
"decimal( 123.4553 )" );
CompareDecimals( 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
*/
```

## Platforms

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

## Version Information

#### .NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

#### .NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

#### XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0