Decimal Widening Conversion (Int16 to Decimal)

 

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

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

Public Shared Widening Operator CType (
	value As Short
) As Decimal

Parameters

value
Type: System.Int16

The16-bit signed integer to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Decimal

The converted 16-bit signed integer.

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.

The following example converts Int16 values to Decimal numbers.

Module Example
    Public Sub Main()
        ' Define an array of 16-bit integer values.
        Dim values() As Short = { Short.MinValue, Short.MaxValue, 
                                  &hFFF, 12345, -10000 }   
        ' Convert each value to a Decimal.
        For Each value In values
           Dim decValue As Decimal = value
           Console.WriteLine("{0} ({1}) --> {2} ({3})", value,
                             value.GetType().Name, decValue,
                             decValue.GetType().Name)         
        Next
    End Sub 
End Module
' 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)

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
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