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# 11.13.5 Multiplication Operator

**Visual Studio .NET 2003**

The multiplication operator computes the product of two operands. The multiplication operator is defined for the following types:

**Byte**,**Short**,**Integer**, and**Long**. If integer overflow checking is on and the product is outside the range of the result type, a**System.OverflowException**exception is thrown. Otherwise, overflows are not reported, and any significant high-order bits of the result are discarded.**Single**and**Double**. The product is computed according to the rules of IEEE 754 arithmetic.**Decimal**. If the resulting value is too large to represent in the decimal format, a**System.OverflowException**exception is thrown. If the result value is too small to represent in the decimal format, the result is 0.

MultiplicationOperatorExpression ::= Expression * Expression

#### See Also

11.13.3 Addition Operator | 11.13.4 Subtraction Operator | 11.13.6 Division Operators | 11.13.7 Mod Operator | 11.13.8 Exponentiation Operator | 11.13 Arithmetic Operators | * Operator (Visual Basic Language Reference) | Arithmetic Operators (Visual Basic Language Concepts)

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