# Decimal.Division Operator

Silverlight

Divides two specified Decimal values.

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

## Syntax

```public static decimal operator /(
decimal d1,
decimal d2
)
```

#### Parameters

d1
Type: System.Decimal
A Decimal (the dividend).
d2
Type: System.Decimal
A Decimal (the divisor).

#### Return Value

Type: System.Decimal
The Decimal result of d1 by d2.

## Exceptions

ExceptionCondition
DivideByZeroException

d2 is zero.

OverflowException

The return value 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 Division operator.

```
// Example of the decimal multiplication, division, and modulus
// operators.
using System;

class Example
{
const string dataFmt = "   {0,-18}{1,31}";

// Display decimal parameters and their product, quotient, and
// remainder.
public static void ShowDecimalProQuoRem(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock, decimal Left, decimal Right)
{
outputBlock.Text += "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(dataFmt, "decimal Left", Left) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(dataFmt, "decimal Right", Right) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(dataFmt, "Left * Right", Left * Right) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(dataFmt, "Left / Right", Left / Right) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(dataFmt, "Left % Right", Left % Right) + "\n";
}

public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
{
outputBlock.Text +=
"This example of the decimal multiplication, division, " +
"and modulus \noperators generates the following " +
"output. It displays the product, \nquotient, and " +
"remainder of several pairs of decimal objects." + "\n";

// Create pairs of decimal objects.
ShowDecimalProQuoRem(outputBlock, 1000M, 7M);
ShowDecimalProQuoRem(outputBlock, -1000M, 7M);
ShowDecimalProQuoRem(outputBlock,
new decimal(1230000000, 0, 0, false, 7), 0.0012300M);
ShowDecimalProQuoRem(outputBlock, 12345678900000000M,
0.0000000012345678M);
ShowDecimalProQuoRem(outputBlock, 123456789.0123456789M,
123456789.1123456789M);
}
}

/*
This example of the decimal multiplication, division, and modulus
operators generates the following output. It displays the product,
quotient, and remainder of several pairs of decimal objects.

decimal Left                                 1000
decimal Right                                   7
Left * Right                                 7000
Left / Right       142.85714285714285714285714286
Left % Right                                    6

decimal Left                                -1000
decimal Right                                   7
Left * Right                                -7000
Left / Right      -142.85714285714285714285714286
Left % Right                                   -6

decimal Left                          123.0000000
decimal Right                           0.0012300
Left * Right                     0.15129000000000
Left / Right                               100000
Left % Right                                    0

decimal Left                    12345678900000000
decimal Right                  0.0000000012345678
Left * Right            15241577.6390794200000000
Left / Right       10000000729000059778004901.796
Left % Right                       0.000000000983

decimal Left                 123456789.0123456789
decimal Right                123456789.1123456789
Left * Right       15241578765584515.651425087878
Left / Right       0.9999999991899999933660999449
Left % Right                 123456789.0123456789
*/

```

## Version Information

#### Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

#### Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

#### XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

## Platforms

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.