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Convert.ToChar Method (Decimal)

Calling this method always throws InvalidCastException.

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

public static char ToChar (
	decimal value
)
public static char ToChar (
	Decimal value
)
public static function ToChar (
	value : decimal
) : char

Parameters

value

A Decimal number.

Return Value

This conversion is not supported. No value is returned.
Exception typeCondition

InvalidCastException

This conversion is not supported.

This method is reserved for future use.

The following code sample attempts to convert a Decimal to Char, throwing InvalidCastException on 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 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 framework.");
    }
}

public void ConvertCharDecimal(char charVal)
{
    Decimal decimalVal = System.Convert.ToDecimal(0);

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

    //Decimal to char conversion is also not supported.
    try {        
        charVal = System.Convert.ToChar(decimalVal);
    }
    catch (System.InvalidCastException exp) {        
        System.Console.WriteLine(
            ("Decimal-to-char conversion is not supported " 
            +  "by the framework."));
    }
} //ConvertCharDecimal

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0
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