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Decimal.ToSByte Method

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

This API is not CLS-compliant. The CLS-compliant alternative is ToInt16.

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

[CLSCompliantAttribute(false)]
public static sbyte ToSByte(
	decimal value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Decimal

The decimal number to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.SByte
An 8-bit signed integer equivalent to value.

ExceptionCondition
OverflowException

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

The following example uses the ToSByte method to convert decimal numbers to SByte 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 {
            sbyte number = Decimal.ToSByte(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 
//     OverflowException: 255.999 
//     OverflowException: 256 
//     127.999 --> 127 
//     OverflowException: 128 
//     -0.999 --> 0 
//     -1 --> -1 
//     -128.999 --> -128 
//     OverflowException: -129

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 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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