Divide Method

# Decimal.Divide Method

Divides two specified Decimal values.

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

## Syntax

```'Declaration
Public Shared Function Divide ( _
d1 As Decimal, _
d2 As Decimal _
) As Decimal
```

#### Parameters

d1
Type: System.Decimal
A Decimal (the dividend).
d2
Type: System.Decimal
A Decimal (the divisor).

#### Return Value

Type: System.Decimal
The Decimal that is the result of dividing d1 by d2.

## Exceptions

ExceptionCondition
DivideByZeroException

d2 is zero.

OverflowException

The return value (that is, the quotient) is less than MinValue or greater than MaxValue.

## Examples

The following code example creates several pairs of Decimal values and calculates their quotients with the Divide method.

```
' Example of the Decimal.Multiply, Decimal.Divide, and
' Decimal.Remainder methods.

Module Example

Const dataFmt As String = "{0,-35}{1,31}"

' Display Decimal parameters and their product, quotient, and
' remainder.
Sub ShowDecimalProQuoRem(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock, ByVal Left As Decimal, ByVal Right As Decimal)

outputBlock.Text &= vbCrLf
outputBlock.Text &= String.Format(dataFmt, "Decimal Left", Left) & vbCrLf
outputBlock.Text &= String.Format(dataFmt, "Decimal Right", Right) & vbCrLf
outputBlock.Text &= String.Format(dataFmt, _
"Decimal.Multiply( Left, Right )", _
Decimal.Multiply(Left, Right)) & vbCrLf
outputBlock.Text &= String.Format(dataFmt, _
"Decimal.Divide( Left, Right )", _
Decimal.Divide(Left, Right)) & vbCrLf
outputBlock.Text &= String.Format(dataFmt, _
"Decimal.Remainder( Left, Right )", _
Decimal.Remainder(Left, Right)) & vbCrLf
End Sub

Public Sub Demo(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock)
outputBlock.Text &= "This example of the " & vbCrLf & _
"  Decimal.Multiply( Decimal, Decimal ), " & vbCrLf & _
"  Decimal.Divide( Decimal, Decimal ), and " & vbCrLf & _
"  Decimal.Remainder( Decimal, Decimal ) " & vbCrLf & _
"methods generates the following output. It displays " & _
"the product, " & vbCrLf & "quotient, and remainder " & _
"of several pairs of Decimal objects." & vbCrLf

' Create pairs of Decimal objects.
ShowDecimalProQuoRem(outputBlock, 1000D, 7D)
ShowDecimalProQuoRem(outputBlock, -1000D, 7D)
ShowDecimalProQuoRem(outputBlock,  _
New Decimal(1230000000, 0, 0, False, 7), _
0.00123D)
ShowDecimalProQuoRem(outputBlock, 12345678900000000D, _
0.0000000012345678D)
ShowDecimalProQuoRem(outputBlock, 123456789.0123456789D, _
123456789.1123456789D)
End Sub
End Module

' This example of the
'   Decimal.Multiply( Decimal, Decimal ),
'   Decimal.Divide( Decimal, Decimal ), and
'   Decimal.Remainder( Decimal, Decimal )
' methods generates the following output. It displays the product,
' quotient, and remainder of several pairs of Decimal objects.
'
' Decimal Left                                                  1000
' Decimal Right                                                    7
' Decimal.Multiply( Left, Right )                               7000
' Decimal.Divide( Left, Right )       142.85714285714285714285714286
' Decimal.Remainder( Left, Right )                                 6
'
' Decimal Left                                                 -1000
' Decimal Right                                                    7
' Decimal.Multiply( Left, Right )                              -7000
' Decimal.Divide( Left, Right )      -142.85714285714285714285714286
' Decimal.Remainder( Left, Right )                                -6
'
' Decimal Left                                           123.0000000
' Decimal Right                                              0.00123
' Decimal.Multiply( Left, Right )                     0.151290000000
' Decimal.Divide( Left, Right )                            100000.00
' Decimal.Remainder( Left, Right )                                 0
'
' Decimal Left                                     12345678900000000
' Decimal Right                                   0.0000000012345678
' Decimal.Multiply( Left, Right )          15241577.6390794200000000
' Decimal.Divide( Left, Right )       10000000729000059778004901.796
' Decimal.Remainder( Left, Right )                    0.000000000983
'
' Decimal Left                                  123456789.0123456789
' Decimal Right                                 123456789.1123456789
' Decimal.Multiply( Left, Right )     15241578765584515.651425087878
' Decimal.Divide( Left, Right )       0.9999999991899999933660999449
' Decimal.Remainder( Left, Right )              123456789.0123456789

```

## Version Information

#### Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone