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Decimal.LessThan Operator

Returns a value indicating whether a specified Decimal is less than another specified Decimal.

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

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 is less than d2; otherwise, false.

The LessThan method defines the operation of the less than operator for Decimal values. It enables code such as the following:

using System;

public class Example
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      Decimal number1 = 16354.0699m;
      Decimal number2 = 16354.0695m;
      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: 
//       16354.0699 < 16354.0695: False 
//       16354.07 < 16354.07: False

Languages that do not support custom operators can call the Compare method instead. They may also be able to call the LessThan method directly, as the following example shows.

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim number1 As Decimal = 16354.0699d
      Dim number2 As Decimal = 16354.0695d
      Console.WriteLine("{0} < {1}: {2}", number1, number2, 
                        Decimal.op_LessThan(number1, number2))

      number1 = Decimal.Round(number1, 2)
      number2 = Decimal.Round(number2, 2)
      Console.WriteLine("{0} < {1}: {2}", number1, number2, 
                        Decimal.op_LessThan(number1, number2))
   End Sub 
End Module 
' The example displays the following output: 
'       16354.0699 < 16354.0695: False 
'       16354.07 < 16354.07: False

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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