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Decimal.ToByte Method

Converts the value of the specified Decimal to the equivalent 8-bit unsigned integer.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public static byte ToByte(
	decimal value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Decimal

The decimal number to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Byte
An 8-bit unsigned integer equivalent to value.
ExceptionCondition
OverflowException

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

Parameter value is rounded to the nearest integer value toward zero, and that result is returned.

The following example uses the ToByte method to convert decimal numbers to Byte values.

using System;

class Example
{
   public static void Main( )
   {
      decimal[] values = { 123m, new Decimal(78000, 0, 0, false, 3),
                           78.999m, 255.999m, 256m,             
                           127.999m, 128m, -0.999m,              
                           -1m,  -128.999m, -129m };

      foreach (var value in values) {
         try {
            byte number = Decimal.ToByte(value);
            Console.WriteLine("{0} --> {1}", value, number);       
         }
         catch (OverflowException e)
         {
             Console.WriteLine("{0}: {1}", e.GetType().Name, value);
         }   
      }
   }
}
// The example displays the following output: 
//     78 --> 78 
//     78.000 --> 78 
//     78.999 --> 78 
//     255.999 --> 255 
//     OverflowException: 256 
//     127.999 --> 127 
//     128 --> 128 
//     -0.999 --> 0 
//     OverflowException: -1 
//     OverflowException: -128.999 
//     OverflowException: -129

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 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

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

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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