Divide Method

Decimal.Divide Method (Decimal, Decimal)

.NET Framework (current version)

Divides two specified Decimal values.

Namespace:   System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

Syntax

```Public Shared Function Divide (
d1 As Decimal,
d2 As Decimal
) As Decimal
```

Parameters

d1
Type: System.Decimal

The dividend.

d2
Type: System.Decimal

The divisor.

Return Value

Type: System.Decimal

The result of dividing d1 by d2.

Exceptions

Exception Condition
DivideByZeroException

d2 is zero.

OverflowException

The return value (that is, the quotient) is less than MinValue or greater than MaxValue.

Examples

The following code example creates several pairs of Decimal values and calculates their quotients with the Divide method.

```Module DecimalMulDivRemDemo
Const dataFmt As String = "{0,-35}{1,31}"

' Display Decimal parameters and their product, quotient, and
' remainder.
Sub ShowDecimalProQuoRem(left as Decimal, right as Decimal)
Console.WriteLine()
Console.WriteLine(dataFmt, "Decimal left", left )
Console.WriteLine( dataFmt, "Decimal right", right )
Console.WriteLine( dataFmt,
"Decimal.Multiply( left, right )",
Decimal.Multiply( left, right ) )
Console.WriteLine( dataFmt,
"Decimal.Divide( left, right )",
Decimal.Divide( left, right ) )
Console.WriteLine( dataFmt,
"Decimal.Remainder( left, right )",
Decimal.Remainder( left, right ) )
End Sub

Sub Main( )
Console.WriteLine( "This example of the " & vbCrLf &
"  Decimal.Multiply( Decimal, Decimal ), " & vbCrLf &
"  Decimal.Divide( Decimal, Decimal ), and " & vbCrLf &
"  Decimal.Remainder( Decimal, Decimal ) " & vbCrLf &
"methods generates the following output. It displays " &
"the product, " & vbCrLf & "quotient, and remainder " &
"of several pairs of Decimal objects." )

' Create pairs of Decimal objects.
ShowDecimalProQuoRem( 1000D, 7D )
ShowDecimalProQuoRem( -1000D, 7D )
ShowDecimalProQuoRem(
new Decimal( 1230000000, 0, 0, False, 7 ),
0.0012300D )
ShowDecimalProQuoRem( 12345678900000000D,
0.0000000012345678D )
ShowDecimalProQuoRem( 123456789.0123456789D,
123456789.1123456789D )
End Sub
End Module

' This example of the
'   Decimal.Multiply( Decimal, Decimal ),
'   Decimal.Divide( Decimal, Decimal ), and
'   Decimal.Remainder( Decimal, Decimal )
' methods generates the following output. It displays the product,
' quotient, and remainder of several pairs of Decimal objects.
'
' Decimal left                                                  1000
' Decimal right                                                    7
' Decimal.Multiply( left, right )                               7000
' Decimal.Divide( left, right )       142.85714285714285714285714286
' Decimal.Remainder( left, right )                                 6
'
' Decimal left                                                 -1000
' Decimal right                                                    7
' Decimal.Multiply( left, right )                              -7000
' Decimal.Divide( left, right )      -142.85714285714285714285714286
' Decimal.Remainder( left, right )                                -6
'
' Decimal left                                           123.0000000
' Decimal right                                              0.00123
' Decimal.Multiply( left, right )                     0.151290000000
' Decimal.Divide( left, right )                            100000.00
' Decimal.Remainder( left, right )                                 0
'
' Decimal left                                     12345678900000000
' Decimal right                                   0.0000000012345678
' Decimal.Multiply( left, right )          15241577.6390794200000000
' Decimal.Divide( left, right )       10000000729000059778004901.796
' Decimal.Remainder( left, right )                    0.000000000983
'
' Decimal left                                  123456789.0123456789
' Decimal right                                 123456789.1123456789
' Decimal.Multiply( left, right )     15241578765584515.651425087878
' Decimal.Divide( left, right )       0.9999999991899999933660999449
' Decimal.Remainder( left, right )              123456789.0123456789
```

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