# Decimal.Divide Method

Divides two specified Decimal values.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

## Syntax

``````'Declaration
<SecuritySafeCriticalAttribute> _
Public Shared Function Divide ( _
d1 As Decimal, _
d2 As Decimal _
) As Decimal
``````
``````[SecuritySafeCriticalAttribute]
public static decimal Divide(
decimal d1,
decimal d2
)
``````

#### Return Value

Type: System.Decimal
The Decimal that is the result of dividing d1 by d2.

## Exceptions

Exception Condition
DivideByZeroException

d2 is zero.

OverflowException

The return value (that is, the quotient) is less than MinValue or greater than MaxValue.

## Examples

The following code example creates several pairs of Decimal values and calculates their quotients with the Divide method.

``````' Example of the Decimal.Multiply, Decimal.Divide, and
' Decimal.Remainder methods.

Module Example

Const dataFmt As String = "{0,-35}{1,31}"

' Display Decimal parameters and their product, quotient, and
' remainder.
Sub ShowDecimalProQuoRem(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock, ByVal Left As Decimal, ByVal Right As Decimal)

outputBlock.Text &= vbCrLf
outputBlock.Text &= String.Format(dataFmt, "Decimal Left", Left) & vbCrLf
outputBlock.Text &= String.Format(dataFmt, "Decimal Right", Right) & vbCrLf
outputBlock.Text &= String.Format(dataFmt, _
"Decimal.Multiply( Left, Right )", _
Decimal.Multiply(Left, Right)) & vbCrLf
outputBlock.Text &= String.Format(dataFmt, _
"Decimal.Divide( Left, Right )", _
Decimal.Divide(Left, Right)) & vbCrLf
outputBlock.Text &= String.Format(dataFmt, _
"Decimal.Remainder( Left, Right )", _
Decimal.Remainder(Left, Right)) & vbCrLf
End Sub

Public Sub Demo(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock)
outputBlock.Text &= "This example of the " & vbCrLf & _
"  Decimal.Multiply( Decimal, Decimal ), " & vbCrLf & _
"  Decimal.Divide( Decimal, Decimal ), and " & vbCrLf & _
"  Decimal.Remainder( Decimal, Decimal ) " & vbCrLf & _
"methods generates the following output. It displays " & _
"the product, " & vbCrLf & "quotient, and remainder " & _
"of several pairs of Decimal objects." & vbCrLf

' Create pairs of Decimal objects.
ShowDecimalProQuoRem(outputBlock, 1000D, 7D)
ShowDecimalProQuoRem(outputBlock, -1000D, 7D)
ShowDecimalProQuoRem(outputBlock,  _
New Decimal(1230000000, 0, 0, False, 7), _
0.00123D)
ShowDecimalProQuoRem(outputBlock, 12345678900000000D, _
0.0000000012345678D)
ShowDecimalProQuoRem(outputBlock, 123456789.0123456789D, _
123456789.1123456789D)
End Sub
End Module

' This example of the
'   Decimal.Multiply( Decimal, Decimal ),
'   Decimal.Divide( Decimal, Decimal ), and
'   Decimal.Remainder( Decimal, Decimal )
' methods generates the following output. It displays the product,
' quotient, and remainder of several pairs of Decimal objects.
'
' Decimal Left                                                  1000
' Decimal Right                                                    7
' Decimal.Multiply( Left, Right )                               7000
' Decimal.Divide( Left, Right )       142.85714285714285714285714286
' Decimal.Remainder( Left, Right )                                 6
'
' Decimal Left                                                 -1000
' Decimal Right                                                    7
' Decimal.Multiply( Left, Right )                              -7000
' Decimal.Divide( Left, Right )      -142.85714285714285714285714286
' Decimal.Remainder( Left, Right )                                -6
'
' Decimal Left                                           123.0000000
' Decimal Right                                              0.00123
' Decimal.Multiply( Left, Right )                     0.151290000000
' Decimal.Divide( Left, Right )                            100000.00
' Decimal.Remainder( Left, Right )                                 0
'
' Decimal Left                                     12345678900000000
' Decimal Right                                   0.0000000012345678
' Decimal.Multiply( Left, Right )          15241577.6390794200000000
' Decimal.Divide( Left, Right )       10000000729000059778004901.796
' Decimal.Remainder( Left, Right )                    0.000000000983
'
' Decimal Left                                  123456789.0123456789
' Decimal Right                                 123456789.1123456789
' Decimal.Multiply( Left, Right )     15241578765584515.651425087878
' Decimal.Divide( Left, Right )       0.9999999991899999933660999449
' Decimal.Remainder( Left, Right )              123456789.0123456789
``````
``````// Example of the decimal.Multiply, decimal.Divide, and
// decimal.Remainder methods.
using System;

class Example
{
const string dataFmt = "{0,-35}{1,31}";

// Display decimal parameters and their product, quotient, and
// remainder.
public static void ShowDecimalProQuoRem(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock, decimal Left, decimal Right)
{
outputBlock.Text += "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(dataFmt, "decimal Left", Left) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(dataFmt, "decimal Right", Right) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(dataFmt, "decimal.Multiply( Left, Right )",
decimal.Multiply(Left, Right)) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(dataFmt, "decimal.Divide( Left, Right )",
decimal.Divide(Left, Right)) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(dataFmt, "decimal.Remainder( Left, Right )",
decimal.Remainder(Left, Right)) + "\n";
}

public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
{
outputBlock.Text += "This example of the \n" +
"  decimal.Multiply( decimal, decimal ), \n" +
"  decimal.Divide( decimal, decimal ), and \n" +
"  decimal.Remainder( decimal, decimal ) \n" +
"methods generates the following output. It displays " +
"the product, \nquotient, and remainder of several " +
"pairs of decimal objects." + "\n";

// Create pairs of decimal objects.
ShowDecimalProQuoRem(outputBlock, 1000M, 7M);
ShowDecimalProQuoRem(outputBlock, -1000M, 7M);
ShowDecimalProQuoRem(outputBlock,
new decimal(1230000000, 0, 0, false, 7), 0.0012300M);
ShowDecimalProQuoRem(outputBlock, 12345678900000000M,
0.0000000012345678M);
ShowDecimalProQuoRem(outputBlock, 123456789.0123456789M,
123456789.1123456789M);
}
}

/*
This example of the
decimal.Multiply( decimal, decimal ),
decimal.Divide( decimal, decimal ), and
decimal.Remainder( decimal, decimal )
methods generates the following output. It displays the product,
quotient, and remainder of several pairs of decimal objects.

decimal Left                                                  1000
decimal Right                                                    7
decimal.Multiply( Left, Right )                               7000
decimal.Divide( Left, Right )       142.85714285714285714285714286
decimal.Remainder( Left, Right )                                 6

decimal Left                                                 -1000
decimal Right                                                    7
decimal.Multiply( Left, Right )                              -7000
decimal.Divide( Left, Right )      -142.85714285714285714285714286
decimal.Remainder( Left, Right )                                -6

decimal Left                                           123.0000000
decimal Right                                            0.0012300
decimal.Multiply( Left, Right )                   0.15129000000000
decimal.Divide( Left, Right )                               100000
decimal.Remainder( Left, Right )                                 0

decimal Left                                     12345678900000000
decimal Right                                   0.0000000012345678
decimal.Multiply( Left, Right )          15241577.6390794200000000
decimal.Divide( Left, Right )       10000000729000059778004901.796
decimal.Remainder( Left, Right )                    0.000000000983

decimal Left                                  123456789.0123456789
decimal Right                                 123456789.1123456789
decimal.Multiply( Left, Right )     15241578765584515.651425087878
decimal.Divide( Left, Right )       0.9999999991899999933660999449
decimal.Remainder( Left, Right )              123456789.0123456789
*/
``````

## Version Information

#### Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

#### Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

#### XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

## Platforms

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