# Decimal Explicit Conversion (Decimal to UInt32)

July 28, 2014

Converts a Decimal to a 32-bit unsigned integer.

This API is not CLS-compliant. The CLS-compliant alternative is ToInt64(Decimal).

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

## Syntax

```public static explicit operator uint (
decimal value
)
```

#### Parameters

value
Type: System.Decimal
A Decimal to convert.

#### Return Value

Type: System.UInt32
A 32-bit unsigned integer that represents the converted Decimal.

## Exceptions

ExceptionCondition
OverflowException

value is negative or greater than UInt32.MaxValue.

## Remarks

This operator supports the explicit conversion of a Decimal to a UInt32. The syntax for such explicit conversions is language-dependent, and individual language compilers can provide different implementations and return different results. The example illustrates the different return values when you explicitly convert a Decimal value to a UInt32 value by using C# and Visual Basic. To perform a conversion that is independent of language, you can call the ToUInt32 or the Convert.ToUInt32(Decimal) method.

## Examples

The following code example converts Decimal numbers to UInt32 values using the explicit Decimal to UInt32 conversion.

```
// Example of the explicit conversions from decimal to int and
// decimal to uint.
using System;

class Example
{
const string formatter = "{0,17}{1,19}{2,19}";

// Get the exception type name; remove the namespace prefix.
public static string GetExceptionType(Exception ex)
{
string exceptionType = ex.GetType().ToString();
return exceptionType.Substring(
exceptionType.LastIndexOf('.') + 1);
}

// Convert the decimal argument; catch exceptions that are thrown.
public static void DecimalToU_Int32(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock, decimal argument)
{
object Int32Value;
object UInt32Value;

// Convert the argument to an int value.
try
{
Int32Value = (int)argument;
}
catch (Exception ex)
{
Int32Value = GetExceptionType(ex);
}

// Convert the argument to a uint value.
try
{
UInt32Value = (uint)argument;
}
catch (Exception ex)
{
UInt32Value = GetExceptionType(ex);
}

outputBlock.Text += String.Format(formatter, argument,
Int32Value, UInt32Value) + "\n";
}

public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
{
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(
"This example of the explicit conversions from decimal " +
"to int \nand decimal to uint generates the following " +
"output. It displays \nseveral converted decimal " +
"values.\n") + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(formatter, "decimal argument",
"int/exception", "uint/exception") + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(formatter, "----------------",
"-------------", "--------------") + "\n";

// Convert decimal values and display the results.
DecimalToU_Int32(outputBlock, 123M);
DecimalToU_Int32(outputBlock, new decimal(123000, 0, 0, false, 3));
DecimalToU_Int32(outputBlock, 123.999M);
DecimalToU_Int32(outputBlock, 4294967295.999M);
DecimalToU_Int32(outputBlock, 4294967296M);
DecimalToU_Int32(outputBlock, 2147483647.999M);
DecimalToU_Int32(outputBlock, 2147483648M);
DecimalToU_Int32(outputBlock, -0.999M);
DecimalToU_Int32(outputBlock, -1M);
DecimalToU_Int32(outputBlock, -2147483648.999M);
DecimalToU_Int32(outputBlock, -2147483649M);
}
}

/*
This example of the explicit conversions from decimal to int
and decimal to uint generates the following output. It displays
several converted decimal values.

decimal argument      int/exception     uint/exception
----------------      -------------     --------------
123                123                123
123.000                123                123
123.999                123                123
4294967295.999  OverflowException         4294967295
4294967296  OverflowException  OverflowException
2147483647.999         2147483647         2147483647
2147483648  OverflowException         2147483648
-0.999                  0                  0
-1                 -1  OverflowException
-2147483648.999        -2147483648  OverflowException
-2147483649  OverflowException  OverflowException
*/

```

## Version Information

#### Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

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