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Decimal Implicit Conversion (Char to Decimal)

Converts a Unicode character to a Decimal.

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

public static implicit operator decimal (
	char value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Char
A Unicode character.

Return Value

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

The following code example converts Char values (Unicode characters) to Decimal numbers using the Char to Decimal conversion. This conversion is implicit in C#, but requires the op_Implicit operator in Visual Basic and C++. Implicit conversions to Decimal use other methods in these languages.


// Example of the implicit conversion from char to decimal.
using System;

class Example
{
   const string formatter =
       "{0,6}{1,15}{2,10:X8}{3,9:X8}{4,9:X8}{5,9:X8}";

   // Convert the char argument and display the decimal value.
   public static void DecimalFromChar(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock, char argument)
   {
      decimal decValue;
      int[] bits;

      // Display the decimal and its binary representation.
      decValue = argument;
      bits = decimal.GetBits(decValue);

      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(formatter, argument, decValue,
          bits[3], bits[2], bits[1], bits[0]) + "\n";
   }

   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(
          "This example of the implicit conversion from char to " +
          "decimal generates the \nfollowing output. It displays " +
          "the decimal value and its binary representation.\n") + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(formatter, "char",
          "decimal value", "bits[3]", "bits[2]",
          "bits[1]", "bits[0]") + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(formatter, "----",
          "-------------", "-------", "-------",
          "-------", "-------") + "\n";

      // Convert char values and display the results.
      DecimalFromChar(outputBlock, '\0');
      DecimalFromChar(outputBlock, ' ');
      DecimalFromChar(outputBlock, '*');
      DecimalFromChar(outputBlock, 'A');
      DecimalFromChar(outputBlock, 'a');
      DecimalFromChar(outputBlock, '{');
      DecimalFromChar(outputBlock, 'Æ');
   }
}

/*
This example of the implicit conversion from char to decimal generates the
following output. It displays the decimal value and its binary representation.

  char  decimal value   bits[3]  bits[2]  bits[1]  bits[0]
  ----  -------------   -------  -------  -------  -------
                    0  00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
                   32  00000000 00000000 00000000 00000020
     *             42  00000000 00000000 00000000 0000002A
     A             65  00000000 00000000 00000000 00000041
     a             97  00000000 00000000 00000000 00000061
     {            123  00000000 00000000 00000000 0000007B
     Æ            198  00000000 00000000 00000000 000000C6
*/


Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

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