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Decimal Widening Conversion (Int64 to Decimal)

Defines an explicit conversion of a 64-bit signed integer to a Decimal.

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

Public Shared Widening Operator CType ( _
	value As Long _
) As Decimal


Type: System.Int64

The 64-bit signed integer to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Decimal
The converted 64-bit signed integer.

The overloads of the Widening 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 Int64 values to Decimal numbers.

Module Example
    Public Sub Main()
        ' Define an array of 64-bit integer values. 
        Dim values() As Long = { Long.MinValue, Long.MaxValue, 
                                 &hFFFFFFFFFFFF, 123456789123456789,
                                 -1000000000000000 }
        ' 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,
    End Sub  
End Module 
' The example displays the following output: 
'    -9223372036854775808 (Int64) --> -9223372036854775808 (Decimal) 
'    9223372036854775807 (Int64) --> 9223372036854775807 (Decimal) 
'    281474976710655 (Int64) --> 281474976710655 (Decimal) 
'    123456789123456789 (Int64) --> 123456789123456789 (Decimal) 
'    -1000000000000000 (Int64) --> -1000000000000000 (Decimal)

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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