# Decimal Implicit Conversion (Int16 to Decimal)

.NET Framework (current version)

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Defines an implicit 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

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1