# Decimal.Inequality Operator (Decimal, Decimal)

.NET Framework (current version)

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 Shared Operator <> (
d1 As Decimal,
d2 As Decimal
) As Boolean
```

#### 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:

```Module Example
Public Sub Main()
Dim number1 As Decimal = 16354.0695d
Dim number2 As Decimal = 16354.0699d
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)
End Sub
End Module
' 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