Decimal.Subtraction Operator (Decimal, Decimal)


Subtracts 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 minuend.

Type: System.Decimal

The subtrahend.

Return Value

Type: System.Decimal

The result of subtracting d2 from d1.

Exception Condition

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

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

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim number1 As Decimal = 120.07d 
      Dim number2 As Decimal = 163.19d 
      Dim number3 As Decimal = number1 - number2
      Console.WriteLine("{0} - {1} = {2}", 
                        number1, number2, number3)
   End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'       120.07 - 163.19 = -43.12

If the language you're using doesn't support custom operators, call the Subtract 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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