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Convert.ToSingle Method (Decimal)

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

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

Parameters

value
Type: System.Decimal

The decimal number to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Single
A single-precision floating-point number that is equivalent to value.
value is rounded using rounding to nearest. For example, when rounded to two decimals, the value 2.345 becomes 2.34 and the value 2.355 becomes 2.36.

The following example converts each element in an array of Decimal values to a Single value.

decimal[] values = { Decimal.MinValue, -1034.23m, -12m, 0m, 147m, 
                            199.55m, 9214.16m, Decimal.MaxValue };
float result;

foreach (float value in values)
{
   result = Convert.ToSingle(value);
   Console.WriteLine("Converted the {0} value '{1}' to the {2} value {3}.",
                     value.GetType().Name, value,
                     result.GetType().Name, result);
}                                  
// The example displays the following output: 
//    Converted the Decimal value '-79228162514264337593543950335' to the Single value -7.922816E+28. 
//    Converted the Decimal value '-1034.23' to the Single value -1034.23. 
//    Converted the Decimal value '-12' to the Single value -12. 
//    Converted the Decimal value '0' to the Single value 0. 
//    Converted the Decimal value '147' to the Single value 147. 
//    Converted the Decimal value '199.55' to the Single value 199.55. 
//    Converted the Decimal value '9214.16' to the Single value 9214.16. 
//    Converted the Decimal value '79228162514264337593543950335' to the Single value 7.922816E+28.

.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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