# Decimal.Inequality Operator (Decimal, Decimal)

.NET Framework (current version)

Note

The .NET API Reference documentation has a new home. Visit the .NET API Browser on docs.microsoft.com to see the new experience.

equivalentCodeEntityM:System.Decimal.Compare(System.Decimal,System.Decimal)

Returns a value that indicates whether two Decimal objects have different values.

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

## Syntax

public static bool operator !=(
decimal d1,
decimal d2
)

#### Parameters

d1
Type: System.Decimal

The first value to compare.

d2
Type: System.Decimal

The second value to compare.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if d1 and d2 are not equal; otherwise, false.

## Remarks

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

using System;

public class Example
{
public static void Main()
{
Decimal number1 = 16354.0695m;
Decimal number2 = 16354.0699m;
Console.WriteLine("{0} <> {1}: {2}", number1,
number2, number1 != number2);

number1 = Decimal.Round(number1, 2);
number2 = Decimal.Round(number2, 2);
Console.WriteLine("{0} <> {1}: {2}", number1,
number2, number1 != number2);
}
}
// The example displays the following output:
//       16354.0695 = 16354.0699: True
//       16354.07 = 16354.07: False

If the language you're using doesn't support custom operators, you can test for inequality by using one of the following techniques:

• Calling the Compare method, which indicates the relationship between two Decimal values.

• Calling the Equals method and reversing its value.

## Version Information

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.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