# Decimal.LessThan(Decimal, Decimal) Operator

## Definition

Returns a value indicating whether a specified Decimal is less than another specified Decimal.

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

#### Parameters

d1
Decimal

The first value to compare.

d2
Decimal

The second value to compare.

#### Returns

Boolean

`true` if `d1` is less than `d2`; otherwise, `false`.

## Remarks

The LessThan method defines the operation of the less than operator for Decimal values. It enables code such as the following:

``````using System;

public class Example
{
public static void Main()
{
Decimal number1 = 16354.0699m;
Decimal number2 = 16354.0695m;
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:
//       16354.0699 < 16354.0695: False
//       16354.07 < 16354.07: False
``````
``````Module Example
Public Sub Main()
Dim number1 As Decimal = 16354.0699d
Dim number2 As Decimal = 16354.0695d
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:
'       16354.0699 < 16354.0695: False
'       16354.07 < 16354.07: False
``````

Languages that do not support custom operators can call the Compare method instead. They may also be able to call the LessThan method directly, as the following example shows.

``````Module Example
Public Sub Main()
Dim number1 As Decimal = 16354.0699d
Dim number2 As Decimal = 16354.0695d
Console.WriteLine("{0} < {1}: {2}", number1, number2,
Decimal.op_LessThan(number1, number2))

number1 = Decimal.Round(number1, 2)
number2 = Decimal.Round(number2, 2)
Console.WriteLine("{0} < {1}: {2}", number1, number2,
Decimal.op_LessThan(number1, number2))
End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'       16354.0699 < 16354.0695: False
'       16354.07 < 16354.07: False
``````

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