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Decimal Explicit Conversion (Decimal to Char)

Defines an explicit conversion of a Decimal to a Unicode character.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public static explicit operator char (
	decimal value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Decimal

The value to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Char
A Unicode character that represents the converted Decimal.
ExceptionCondition
OverflowException

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

This operator supports the explicit conversion of a Decimal to a Char. The syntax for such explicit conversions is language-dependent, and individual language compilers might provide different implementations and return different results, or might not support the conversion at all. For example, the Visual Basic and C++ compilers do not support an explicit Decimal to Char conversion.

The following example converts Decimal numbers to Char values (Unicode characters) by using the explicit Decimal to Char conversion.

using System;

class Example
{
   public static void Main( )
   {
      // Define an array of decimal values. 
      decimal[] values = { 3.33m, 55.5m, 77.7m, 123m, 123.999m, 170m,
                           188.88m, 222m, 244m, 8217m, 8250m, 65536m, 
                           -1m };
      // Convert each value to a Char. 
      foreach (decimal value in values) {
         try {
            char charValue = (char) value;
            Console.WriteLine("{0} --> {1} ({2:X4})", value, 
                              charValue, (ushort) charValue); 
         }
         catch (OverflowException) {
            Console.WriteLine("OverflowException: Cannot convert {0}",
                              value);
         }
      }
   }
}
// The example displays the following output: 
//       3.33 --> ? (0003) 
//       55.5 --> 7 (0037) 
//       77.7 --> M (004D) 
//       123 --> { (007B) 
//       123.999 --> { (007B) 
//       170 --> � (00AA) 
//       188.88 --> � (00BC) 
//       222 --> _ (00DE) 
//       244 --> � (00F4) 
//       8217 --> ' (2019) 
//       8250 --> > (203A) 
//       OverflowException: Cannot convert 65536 
//       OverflowException: Cannot convert -1

.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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