Decimal.LessThan(Decimal, Decimal) Decimal.LessThan(Decimal, Decimal) Decimal.LessThan(Decimal, Decimal) 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 Decimal Decimal Decimal

The first value to compare.

d2
Decimal Decimal Decimal Decimal

The second value to compare.

Returns

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)

Applies to

See also