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OpCodes.Sub Field

Subtracts one value from another and pushes the result onto the evaluation stack.

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

public static readonly OpCode Sub

The following table lists the instruction's hexadecimal and Microsoft Intermediate Language (MSIL) assembly format, along with a brief reference summary:


Assembly Format




Subtracts one value from another, returning a new numeric value.

The stack transitional behavior, in sequential order, is:

  1. value1 is pushed onto the stack.

  2. value2 is pushed onto the stack.

  3. value2 and value1 are popped from the stack; value2 is subtracted from value1.

  4. The result is pushed onto the stack.

Overflow is not detected for integer operations (for proper overflow handling, see Sub_Ovf).

Integer subtraction wraps, rather than saturates. For example: assuming 8-bit integers, where value1 is set to 0 and value2 is set to 1, the "wrapped" result will be 255.

Floating-point overflow returns +inf (PositiveInfinity) or -inf (NegativeInfinity).

The following Emit method overload can use the sub opcode:

  • ILGenerator.Emit(OpCode)

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0