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Decimal.op_Explicit Method (Decimal)

Converts a Decimal to a 16-bit signed integer.

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

public static explicit operator short (
	decimal value
)
J# supports the use of custom casts, but not the declaration of new ones.
JScript supports the use of custom casts, but not the declaration of new ones.

Parameters

value

A Decimal to convert.

Return Value

A 16-bit signed integer that represents the converted Decimal.

Exception typeCondition

OverflowException

value is less than Int16.MinValue or greater than Int16.MaxValue.

The following code example converts Decimal numbers to Int16 values using the explicit Decimal to Int16 conversion.

// Example of the explicit conversions from decimal to short and 
// decimal to ushort.
using System;

class DecimalToU_Int16Demo
{
    const string formatter = "{0,16}{1,19}{2,19}";

    // Get the exception type name; remove the namespace prefix.
    public static string GetExceptionType( Exception ex )
    {
        string exceptionType = ex.GetType( ).ToString( );
        return exceptionType.Substring( 
            exceptionType.LastIndexOf( '.' ) + 1 );
    }

    // Convert the decimal argument; catch exceptions that are thrown.
    public static void DecimalToU_Int16( decimal argument )
    {
        object Int16Value;
        object UInt16Value;

        // Convert the argument to a short value.
        try
        {
            Int16Value = (short)argument;
        }
        catch( Exception ex )
        {
            Int16Value = GetExceptionType( ex );
        }

        // Convert the argument to a ushort value.
        try
        {
            UInt16Value = (ushort)argument;
        }
        catch( Exception ex )
        {
            UInt16Value = GetExceptionType( ex );
        }

        Console.WriteLine( formatter, argument, 
            Int16Value, UInt16Value );
    }

    public static void Main( )
    {
        Console.WriteLine( 
            "This example of the explicit conversions from decimal " +
            "to short \nand decimal to ushort generates the " +
            "following output. It displays \nseveral converted " +
            "decimal values.\n" );
        Console.WriteLine( formatter, "decimal argument", 
            "short/exception", "ushort/exception" );
        Console.WriteLine( formatter, "----------------", 
            "---------------", "----------------" );

        // Convert decimal values and display the results.
        DecimalToU_Int16( 123M );
        DecimalToU_Int16( new decimal( 123000, 0, 0, false, 3 ) );
        DecimalToU_Int16( 123.999M );
        DecimalToU_Int16( 65535.999M );
        DecimalToU_Int16( 65536M );
        DecimalToU_Int16( 32767.999M );
        DecimalToU_Int16( 32768M );
        DecimalToU_Int16( - 0.999M );
        DecimalToU_Int16( - 1M );
        DecimalToU_Int16( - 32768.999M );
        DecimalToU_Int16( - 32769M );
    }
}

/*
This example of the explicit conversions from decimal to short
and decimal to ushort generates the following output. It displays
several converted decimal values.

decimal argument    short/exception   ushort/exception
----------------    ---------------   ----------------
             123                123                123
         123.000                123                123
         123.999                123                123
       65535.999  OverflowException              65535
           65536  OverflowException  OverflowException
       32767.999              32767              32767
           32768  OverflowException              32768
          -0.999                  0                  0
              -1                 -1  OverflowException
      -32768.999             -32768  OverflowException
          -32769  OverflowException  OverflowException
*/

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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