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Decimal Implicit Conversion (Byte to Decimal)

Converts an 8-bit unsigned integer to a Decimal.

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

public static implicit operator decimal (
	byte value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Byte
The 8-bit unsigned integer to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Decimal
The converted 8-bit unsigned integer.

The following code example converts Byte values to Decimal numbers using the Byte to Decimal conversion. This conversion is implicit in C#, but requires the op_Implicit operator in Visual Basic and C++. Implicit conversions to Decimal use other methods in these languages.


// Example of the implicit conversion from byte to decimal.
using System;

class DecimalFromByteDemo
{
    const string formatter = 
        "{0,15}{1,15}{2,10:X8}{3,9:X8}{4,9:X8}{5,9:X8}";

    // Convert the byte argument and display the decimal value.
    public static void DecimalFromByte( byte argument )
    {
        decimal decValue;
        int[ ]  bits;

        // Display the decimal and its binary representation.
        decValue = argument;
        bits = decimal.GetBits( decValue );

        Console.WriteLine( formatter, argument, decValue, 
            bits[ 3 ], bits[ 2 ], bits[ 1 ], bits[ 0 ] );
    }

    public static void Main( )
    {
        Console.WriteLine( 
            "This example of the implicit conversion from byte " +
            "to decimal generates the \nfollowing output. It " +
            "displays the decimal value and its binary " +
            "representation.\n" );
        Console.WriteLine( formatter, "byte argument", 
            "decimal value", "bits[3]", "bits[2]", 
            "bits[1]", "bits[0]" );
        Console.WriteLine( formatter, "-------------", 
            "-------------", "-------", "-------", 
            "-------", "-------" );

        // Convert byte values and display the results.
        DecimalFromByte( byte.MinValue );
        DecimalFromByte( byte.MaxValue );
        DecimalFromByte( 0x3F );
        DecimalFromByte( 123 );
        DecimalFromByte( 200 );
    }
}

/*
This example of the implicit conversion from byte to decimal generates the
following output. It displays the decimal value and its binary representation.

  byte argument  decimal value   bits[3]  bits[2]  bits[1]  bits[0]
  -------------  -------------   -------  -------  -------  -------
              0              0  00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
            255            255  00000000 00000000 00000000 000000FF
             63             63  00000000 00000000 00000000 0000003F
            123            123  00000000 00000000 00000000 0000007B
            200            200  00000000 00000000 00000000 000000C8
*/


.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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