/= Operator (Visual Basic)
Divides the value of a variable or property by the value of an expression and assigns the floating-point result to the variable or property.
variableorproperty /= expression
Required. Any numeric variable or property.
Required. Any numeric expression.
The element on the left side of the
/= operator can be a simple scalar variable, a property, or an element of an array. The variable or property cannot be ReadOnly.
/= operator first divides the value of the variable or property (on the left-hand side of the operator) by the value of the expression (on the right-hand side of the operator). The operator then assigns the floating-point result of that operation to the variable or property.
This statement assigns a
Double value to the variable or property on the left. If
Option Strict is
variableorproperty must be a
Option Strict is
Off, Visual Basic performs an implicit conversion and assigns the resulting value to
variableorproperty, with a possible error at run time. For more information, see Widening and Narrowing Conversions and Option Strict Statement.
The / Operator (Visual Basic) can be overloaded, which means that a class or structure can redefine its behavior when an operand has the type of that class or structure. Overloading the
/ operator affects the behavior of the
/= operator. If your code uses
/= on a class or structure that overloads
/, be sure you understand its redefined behavior. For more information, see Operator Procedures.
The following example uses the
/= operator to divide one
Integer variable by a second and assign the quotient to the first variable.
Dim var1 As Integer = 12 Dim var2 As Integer = 3 var1 /= var2 ' The value of var1 is now 4.