DivideByZeroException DivideByZeroException DivideByZeroException DivideByZeroException Class

Definition

The exception that is thrown when there is an attempt to divide an integral or Decimal value by zero.

public ref class DivideByZeroException : ArithmeticException
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComVisible(true)]
public class DivideByZeroException : ArithmeticException
type DivideByZeroException = class
    inherit ArithmeticException
Public Class DivideByZeroException
Inherits ArithmeticException
Inheritance
Attributes

Examples

The following example handles a DivideByZeroException exception in integer division.

using System;

public class Example
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      int number1 = 3000;
      int number2 = 0;
      try {
         Console.WriteLine(number1 / number2);
      }
      catch (DivideByZeroException) {
         Console.WriteLine("Division of {0} by zero.", number1);
      }
   }
}
// The example displays the following output:
//        Division of 3000 by zero.
Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim number1 As Integer = 3000
      Dim number2 As Integer = 0
      Try
         Console.WriteLine(number1\number2)
      Catch e As DivideByZeroException
         Console.WriteLine("Division of {0} by zero.", number1)
      End Try
   End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'       Division of 3000 by zero.

Remarks

Trying to divide an integer or Decimal number by zero throws a DivideByZeroException exception. To prevent the exception, ensure that the denominator in a division operation with integer or Decimal values is non-zero.

Dividing a floating-point value by zero doesn't throw an exception; it results in positive infinity, negative infinity, or not a number (NaN), according to the rules of IEEE 754 arithmetic. Because the following example uses floating-point division rather than integer division, the operation does not throw a DivideByZeroException exception.

using System;

public class Example
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      int number1 = 3000;
      int number2 = 0;

      Console.WriteLine((double)number1 / number2);
   }
}
// The example displays the following output:
//        Infinity
Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim number1 As Integer = 3000
      Dim number2 As Integer = 0

      Console.WriteLine(number1/number2)
   End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'       Infinity

For more information, see Single and Double.

The following Microsoft intermediate language (MSIL) instructions throw DivideByZeroException:

  • div

  • div.un

  • rem

  • rem.un

DivideByZeroException uses the HRESULT COR_E_DIVIDEBYZERO, which has the value 0x80020012.

For a list of initial property values for an instance of DivideByZeroException, see the DivideByZeroException constructors.

Constructors

DivideByZeroException() DivideByZeroException() DivideByZeroException() DivideByZeroException()

Initializes a new instance of the DivideByZeroException class.

DivideByZeroException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) DivideByZeroException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) DivideByZeroException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) DivideByZeroException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)

Initializes a new instance of the DivideByZeroException class with serialized data.

DivideByZeroException(String) DivideByZeroException(String) DivideByZeroException(String) DivideByZeroException(String)

Initializes a new instance of the DivideByZeroException class with a specified error message.

DivideByZeroException(String, Exception) DivideByZeroException(String, Exception) DivideByZeroException(String, Exception) DivideByZeroException(String, Exception)

Initializes a new instance of the DivideByZeroException class with a specified error message and a reference to the inner exception that is the cause of this exception.

Properties

Data Data Data Data

Gets a collection of key/value pairs that provide additional user-defined information about the exception.

(Inherited from Exception)
HelpLink HelpLink HelpLink HelpLink

Gets or sets a link to the help file associated with this exception.

(Inherited from Exception)
HResult HResult HResult HResult

Gets or sets HRESULT, a coded numerical value that is assigned to a specific exception.

(Inherited from Exception)
InnerException InnerException InnerException InnerException

Gets the Exception instance that caused the current exception.

(Inherited from Exception)
Message Message Message Message

Gets a message that describes the current exception.

(Inherited from Exception)
Source Source Source Source

Gets or sets the name of the application or the object that causes the error.

(Inherited from Exception)
StackTrace StackTrace StackTrace StackTrace

Gets a string representation of the immediate frames on the call stack.

(Inherited from Exception)
TargetSite TargetSite TargetSite TargetSite

Gets the method that throws the current exception.

(Inherited from Exception)

Methods

Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
GetBaseException() GetBaseException() GetBaseException() GetBaseException()

When overridden in a derived class, returns the Exception that is the root cause of one or more subsequent exceptions.

(Inherited from Exception)
GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) GetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) GetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) GetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)

When overridden in a derived class, sets the SerializationInfo with information about the exception.

(Inherited from Exception)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the runtime type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Exception)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Creates and returns a string representation of the current exception.

(Inherited from Exception)

Events

SerializeObjectState SerializeObjectState SerializeObjectState SerializeObjectState

Occurs when an exception is serialized to create an exception state object that contains serialized data about the exception.

(Inherited from Exception)

Applies to

See Also