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# Decimal Implicit Conversion (Int16 to Decimal)

.NET Framework 4.5

Defines an explicit conversion of a 16-bit signed integer to a Decimal.

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

## Syntax

```public static implicit operator decimal (
short value
)
```

#### Parameters

value
Type: System.Int16

The16-bit signed integer to convert.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Decimal
The converted 16-bit signed integer.

## Remarks

The overloads of the Implicit method define the types from which the compiler can automatically convert a Decimal value without an explicit casting operator (in C#) or a call to a conversion function (in Visual Basic). They are widening conversions that do not involve data loss and do not throw an OverflowException exception.

## Examples

The following example converts Int16 values to Decimal numbers.

```using System;

class Example
{
public static void Main()
{
// Define an array of 16-bit integer values.
short[] values = { short.MinValue, short.MaxValue,
0xFFF, 12345, -10000 };
// Convert each value to a Decimal.
foreach (var value in values) {
Decimal decValue = value;
Console.WriteLine("{0} ({1}) --> {2} ({3})", value,
value.GetType().Name, decValue,
decValue.GetType().Name);
}
}
}
// The example displays the following output:
//       -32768 (Int16) --> -32768 (Decimal)
//       32767 (Int16) --> 32767 (Decimal)
//       4095 (Int16) --> 4095 (Decimal)
//       12345 (Int16) --> 12345 (Decimal)
//       -10000 (Int16) --> -10000 (Decimal)
```

## Version Information

#### .NET Framework

Supported in: 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 Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

## Platforms

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.