Operator Subtract

From Xojo Documentation


Used to overload the - operator when used for subtraction, providing custom functionality.


Create an Operator_Subtract function in a class to specify the functionality of the - operator for that class.

In the function, the Self instance is the left operand and the other operand is passed as a parameter.

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_Subtract.

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

Operator_Subtract is defined as:

Function Operator_Subtract(rhs As Vector) As Vector
// rhs stands for right-hand-side, the vector to be subtracted from Self
Var ret As New Vector // the difference between the two vectors
ret.x = Self.x - rhs.x
ret.y = Self.y - rhs.y
Return ret
End Function

See Also

- operator, Operator_SubtractRight function.