Used to overload the - operator, providing custom functionality. Operator_SubtractRight is the same as Operator Subtract but the implicit Self instance is on the right instead of the left in the subtraction.


Create an Operator_SubtractRight function in a class to specify the functionality of the + operator for that class.

The ordinary (left) methods are always preferred; the Right version is used only if there is no legal left version.

Sample code

Suppose you have a class, Vector, that can store a vector. To define the - operator for this class, create a method of the Vector class called Operator_SubtractRight.

The Vector class has two integer properties, x and y.

Operator_SubtractRight is defined as:

Function Operator_SubtractRight(lhs As Vector) As Vector
  ' lhs stands for left-hand-side, the vector to be added to Self
  Var ret As New Vector ' the difference between the two vectors
  ret.x = lhs.x + Self.x
  ret.y = lhs.y + Self.y
  Return ret
End Function


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See also

- operator, Operator Subtract function.