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Decimal.Subtraction Operator (Decimal, Decimal)


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Subtracts two specified Decimal values.

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

public static decimal operator -(
	decimal d1,
	decimal d2


Type: System.Decimal

The minuend.

Type: System.Decimal

The subtrahend.

Return Value

Type: System.Decimal

The result of subtracting d2 from d1.

Exception Condition

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

The Subtraction method defines the operation of the subtraction operator for Decimal values. It enables code such as the following:

using System;

public class Example
   public static void Main()
      Decimal number1 = 120.07m;
      Decimal number2 = 163.19m;
      Decimal number3 = number1 - number2;
      Console.WriteLine("{0} - {1} = {2}", 
                        number1, number2, number3);
// The example displays the following output:
//        120.07 - 163.19 = -43.12

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

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.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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