Decimal Widening Conversion (Int64 to Decimal)


Defines an implicit 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 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 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)

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