LessThan Operator

# Decimal::LessThan Operator (Decimal, Decimal)

.NET Framework 4.6 and 4.5

equivalentCodeEntityM:System.Decimal.Compare(System.Decimal,System.Decimal)

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

The first value to compare.

d2
Type: System::Decimal

The second value to compare.

#### Return Value

Type: System::Boolean

true if d1 is less than d2; otherwise, false.

## Remarks

The LessThan method defines the operation of the less than operator for Decimal values. It enables code such as the following:

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

Languages that do not support custom operators can call the Compare method instead. They may also be able to call the LessThan method directly, as the following example shows.

```Module Example
Public Sub Main()
Dim number1 As Decimal = 16354.0699d
Dim number2 As Decimal = 16354.0695d
Console.WriteLine("{0} < {1}: {2}", number1, number2,
Decimal.op_LessThan(number1, number2))

number1 = Decimal.Round(number1, 2)
number2 = Decimal.Round(number2, 2)
Console.WriteLine("{0} < {1}: {2}", number1, number2,
Decimal.op_LessThan(number1, number2))
End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'       16354.0699 < 16354.0695: False
'       16354.07 < 16354.07: False
```

## Version Information

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.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