# Decimal.Inequality(Decimal, Decimal)Decimal.Inequality(Decimal, Decimal)Decimal.Inequality(Decimal, Decimal)Decimal.Inequality(Decimal, Decimal) Operator

## Definition

Returns a value that indicates whether two Decimal objects have different values.

``````public:
static bool operator !=(System::Decimal d1, System::Decimal d2);``````
``public static bool operator != (decimal d1, decimal d2);``
``static member op_Inequality : decimal * decimal -> bool``
``Public Shared Operator != (d1 As Decimal, d2 As Decimal) As Boolean``

#### Parameters

d1
Decimal Decimal Decimal Decimal

The first value to compare.

d2
Decimal Decimal Decimal Decimal

The second value to compare.

#### Returns

`true` if `d1` and `d2` are not equal; otherwise, `false`.

## Remarks

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

``````using System;

public class Example
{
public static void Main()
{
Decimal number1 = 16354.0695m;
Decimal number2 = 16354.0699m;
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:
//       16354.0695 = 16354.0699: True
//       16354.07 = 16354.07: False
``````
``````Module Example
Public Sub Main()
Dim number1 As Decimal = 16354.0695d
Dim number2 As Decimal = 16354.0699d
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)
End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'       16354.0695 = 16354.0699: True
'       16354.07 = 16354.07: False
``````

If the language you're using doesn't support custom operators, you can test for inequality by using one of the following techniques:

• Calling the Compare method, which indicates the relationship between two Decimal values.

• Calling the Equals method and reversing its value.

The equivalent method for this operator is Decimal.Compare(Decimal, Decimal)