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# * Operator

**Visual Studio .NET 2003**

Multiplies two numbers.

number1 * number2

#### Parts

*number1*- Required. Any numeric expression.
*number2*- Required. Any numeric expression.

#### Result

The result is the product of *number1* and *number2*

#### Supported Types

**Byte**, **Short**, **Integer**, **Long**, **Single**, **Double**, **Decimal**

#### Remarks

The* *data type of the result is the same as that of the data type with the greatest range. The order of range, from least to greatest range, is Byte, Short, Integer, Long, Single, Double, and Decimal.

If an expression is stated as Nothing, or is Empty, it is treated as zero.

#### Example

This example uses the ***** operator to multiply two numbers. The result is the product of the two operands.

Dim myValue As Double myValue = 2 * 2 ' Returns 4. myValue = 459.35 * 334.90 ' Returns 153836.315.

#### See Also

*= Operator | Arithmetic Operators | Operator Precedence in Visual Basic | Operators Listed by Functionality | Arithmetic Operators

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