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# Decimal.ToSingle Method

.NET Framework 4

Converts the value of the specified Decimal to the equivalent single-precision floating-point number.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public static float ToSingle(
decimal d
)

#### Parameters

d
Type: System.Decimal
The decimal number to convert.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Single
A single-precision floating-point number equivalent to the value of d.

This operation can produce round-off errors because a single-precision floating-point number has fewer significant digits than a Decimal.

The following code example converts Decimal numbers to Single values using the ToSingle method.

// Example of the decimal.ToSingle and decimal.ToDouble methods.
using System;

class DecimalToSgl_DblDemo
{
static string formatter = "{0,30}{1,17}{2,23}";

// Convert the decimal argument; no exceptions are thrown.
public static void DecimalToSgl_Dbl( decimal argument )
{
object SingleValue;
object DoubleValue;

// Convert the argument to a float value.
SingleValue = decimal.ToSingle( argument );

// Convert the argument to a double value.
DoubleValue = decimal.ToDouble( argument );

Console.WriteLine( formatter, argument,
SingleValue, DoubleValue );
}

public static void Main( )
{
Console.WriteLine( "This example of the \n" +
"  decimal.ToSingle( decimal ) and \n" +
"  decimal.ToDouble( decimal ) \nmethods " +
"generates the following output. It \ndisplays " +
"several converted decimal values.\n" );
Console.WriteLine( formatter, "decimal argument",
"float", "double" );
Console.WriteLine( formatter, "----------------",
"-----", "------" );

// Convert decimal values and display the results.
DecimalToSgl_Dbl( 0.0000000000000000000000000001M );
DecimalToSgl_Dbl( 0.0000000000123456789123456789M );
DecimalToSgl_Dbl( 123M );
DecimalToSgl_Dbl( new decimal( 123000000, 0, 0, false, 6 ) );
DecimalToSgl_Dbl( 123456789.123456789M );
DecimalToSgl_Dbl( 123456789123456789123456789M );
DecimalToSgl_Dbl( decimal.MinValue );
DecimalToSgl_Dbl( decimal.MaxValue );
}
}

/*
This example of the
decimal.ToSingle( decimal ) and
decimal.ToDouble( decimal )
methods generates the following output. It
displays several converted decimal values.

decimal argument            float                 double
----------------            -----                 ------
0.0000000000000000000000000001            1E-28                  1E-28
0.0000000000123456789123456789     1.234568E-11   1.23456789123457E-11
123              123                    123
123.000000              123                    123
123456789.123456789     1.234568E+08       123456789.123457
123456789123456789123456789     1.234568E+26   1.23456789123457E+26
-79228162514264337593543950335    -7.922816E+28  -7.92281625142643E+28
79228162514264337593543950335     7.922816E+28   7.92281625142643E+28
*/

#### .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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