# Decimal.Implicit Operator

.NET Framework 3.5

Converts an 8-bit signed integer to a Decimal.

This API is not CLS-compliant.

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

## Syntax

```public static implicit operator decimal (
sbyte value
)
```

#### Parameters

value
Type: System.SByte

An 8-bit signed integer.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Decimal
A Decimal that represents the converted 8-bit signed integer.

## Examples

The following code example converts SByte values to Decimal numbers using the SByte to Decimal conversion. This conversion is implicit in C#, but requires the op_Implicit operator in Visual Basic and C++. Implicit conversions to Decimal use other methods in these languages.

```// Example of the implicit conversion from sbyte to decimal.
using System;

class DecimalFromSByteDemo
{
const string formatter =
"{0,15}{1,15}{2,10:X8}{3,9:X8}{4,9:X8}{5,9:X8}";

// Convert the sbyte argument and display the decimal value.
public static void DecimalFromSByte( sbyte argument )
{
decimal decValue;
int[ ]  bits;

// Display the decimal and its binary representation.
decValue = argument;
bits = decimal.GetBits( decValue );

Console.WriteLine( formatter, argument, decValue,
bits[ 3 ], bits[ 2 ], bits[ 1 ], bits[ 0 ] );
}

public static void Main( )
{
Console.WriteLine(
"This example of the implicit conversion from sbyte " +
"to decimal generates the \nfollowing output. It " +
"displays the decimal value and its binary " +
"representation.\n" );
Console.WriteLine( formatter, "sbyte argument",
"decimal value", "bits[3]", "bits[2]",
"bits[1]", "bits[0]" );
Console.WriteLine( formatter, "--------------",
"-------------", "-------", "-------",
"-------", "-------" );

// Convert sbyte values and display the results.
DecimalFromSByte( sbyte.MinValue );
DecimalFromSByte( sbyte.MaxValue );
DecimalFromSByte( 0x3F );
DecimalFromSByte( 123 );
DecimalFromSByte( - 100 );
}
}

/*
This example of the implicit conversion from sbyte to decimal generates the
following output. It displays the decimal value and its binary representation.

sbyte argument  decimal value   bits[3]  bits[2]  bits[1]  bits[0]
--------------  -------------   -------  -------  -------  -------
-128           -128  80000000 00000000 00000000 00000080
127            127  00000000 00000000 00000000 0000007F
63             63  00000000 00000000 00000000 0000003F
123            123  00000000 00000000 00000000 0000007B
-100           -100  80000000 00000000 00000000 00000064
*/
```

## Platforms

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

## Version Information

#### .NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

#### .NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

#### XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0