Modulus Operator

Decimal.Modulus Operator (Decimal, Decimal)


Returns the remainder resulting from dividing 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 remainder resulting from dividing d1 by d2.

Exception Condition

d2 is zero.


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

The Modulus method defines the operation of the modulus 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 = 0.40

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

The sign of the value return by the modulus operation depends on the sign of dividend. If dividend is positive, the modulus operation returns a positive result; if it is negative, the modulus operation returns a negative result.

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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