# Decimal Explicit Conversion (Decimal to UInt16)

Silverlight

Converts a Decimal to a 16-bit unsigned integer.

This API is not CLS-compliant.

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

## Syntax

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

#### Parameters

value
Type: System.Decimal
A Decimal to convert.

#### Return Value

Type: System.UInt16
A 16-bit unsigned integer that represents the converted Decimal.

## Exceptions

ExceptionCondition
OverflowException

value is greater than UInt16.MaxValue or less than UInt16.MinValue.

## Remarks

This operator supports the explicit conversion of a Decimal to a UInt16. 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 UInt16 value by using C# and Visual Basic. To perform a conversion that is independent of language, you can call the ToUInt16 or the Convert.ToUInt16(Decimal) method.

## Examples

The following code example converts Decimal numbers to UInt16 values using the explicit Decimal to UInt16 conversion.

```
// Example of the explicit conversions from decimal to short and
// decimal to ushort.
using System;

class Example
{
const string formatter = "{0,16}{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_Int16(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock, decimal argument)
{
object Int16Value;
object UInt16Value;

// Convert the argument to a short value.
try
{
Int16Value = (short)argument;
}
catch (Exception ex)
{
Int16Value = GetExceptionType(ex);
}

// Convert the argument to a ushort value.
try
{
UInt16Value = (ushort)argument;
}
catch (Exception ex)
{
UInt16Value = GetExceptionType(ex);
}

outputBlock.Text += String.Format(formatter, argument,
Int16Value, UInt16Value) + "\n";
}

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

// Convert decimal values and display the results.
DecimalToU_Int16(outputBlock, 123M);
DecimalToU_Int16(outputBlock, new decimal(123000, 0, 0, false, 3));
DecimalToU_Int16(outputBlock, 123.999M);
DecimalToU_Int16(outputBlock, 65535.999M);
DecimalToU_Int16(outputBlock, 65536M);
DecimalToU_Int16(outputBlock, 32767.999M);
DecimalToU_Int16(outputBlock, 32768M);
DecimalToU_Int16(outputBlock, -0.999M);
DecimalToU_Int16(outputBlock, -1M);
DecimalToU_Int16(outputBlock, -32768.999M);
DecimalToU_Int16(outputBlock, -32769M);
}
}

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

decimal argument    short/exception   ushort/exception
----------------    ---------------   ----------------
123                123                123
123.000                123                123
123.999                123                123
65535.999  OverflowException              65535
65536  OverflowException  OverflowException
32767.999              32767              32767
32768  OverflowException              32768
-0.999                  0                  0
-1                 -1  OverflowException
-32768.999             -32768  OverflowException
-32769  OverflowException  OverflowException
*/

```

## Version Information

#### 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

## Platforms

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.