\= Operator

Divides the value of a variable or property by the value of an expression and assigns the integer result to the variable or property.

variableorproperty \= expression


  • variableorproperty
    Required. Any numeric variable or property.

  • expression
    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 (Visual Basic). The \= operator assigns the value on its right to the variable or property on its left.

For further information on integer division, see \ Operator (Visual Basic).


The \ operator 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 integer result to the first variable.

Dim var1 AsĀ Integer = 10
Dim var2 AsĀ Integer = 3
var1 \= var2
' The value of var1 is now 3.

See Also


Assignment Statements


\ Operator (Visual Basic)

/= Operator (Visual Basic)

Assignment Operators

Arithmetic Operators (Visual Basic)

Operator Precedence in Visual Basic

Operators Listed by Functionality