Division Operator

Decimal.Division Operator (Decimal, Decimal)


Divides two specified Decimal values.

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

public static decimal operator /(
	decimal d1,
	decimal d2


Type: System.Decimal

The dividend.

Type: System.Decimal

The divisor.

Return Value

Type: System.Decimal

The result of dividing d1 by d2.

Exception Condition

d2 is zero.


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

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

using System;

public class Example
   public static void Main()
      Decimal number1 = 16.8m;
      Decimal number2 = 4.1m;
      Decimal number3 = number1 / number2;
      Console.WriteLine("{0:N2} / {1:N2} = {2:N2}", 
                        number1, number2, number3);
// The example displays the following output:
//        16.80 / 4.10 = 4.10

If the language you're using doesn't support custom operators, call the Divide method instead.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.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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