Represents a numeric value between - 10^38 +1 and 10^38 - 1, with fixed precision and scale.
Assembly: System.Data (in System.Data.dll)
has different underlying data structures from its corresponding .NET Framework Decimal data type. Decimal has no concept of precision. It uses 3 bytes to store the actual data, and therefore has a maximum scale of 28. The data range is -79,228,162,514,264,337,593,543,950,335 through 79,228,162,514,264,337,593,543,950,335. has both precision and scale. It uses 4 unsigned 4-byte integers to store the actual data, and therefore has maximum precision and scale of 38. The data range is - 10^38 +1 through 10^38 - 1.
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune
The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.