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Convert::ToDecimal Method (Char)

Calling this method always throws InvalidCastException.

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

public:
static Decimal ToDecimal(
	wchar_t value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System::Char

The Unicode character to convert.

Return Value

Type: System::Decimal
This conversion is not supported. No value is returned.

ExceptionCondition
InvalidCastException

This conversion is not supported.

The following example attempts to convert a Char value to Decimal, and throws InvalidCastException upon failure.

public:
   void ConvertCharDecimal( Char charVal )
   {
      Decimal decimalVal = 0;

      // Char to decimal conversion is not supported and will always 
      // throw an InvalidCastException. 
      try
      {
         decimalVal = System::Convert::ToDecimal( charVal );
      }
      catch ( System::InvalidCastException^ ) 
      {
         System::Console::WriteLine(
            "Char-to-Decimal conversion is not supported by the .NET Framework." );
      }

      //Decimal to char conversion is also not supported. 
      try
      {
         charVal = System::Convert::ToChar( decimalVal );
      }
      catch ( System::InvalidCastException^ ) 
      {
         System::Console::WriteLine(
            "Decimal-to-Char conversion is not supported by the .NET Framework." );
      }
   }

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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