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# Math.Round Method (Decimal)

Visual Studio 2010

Rounds a decimal value to the nearest integral value.

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

## Syntax

public static decimal Round(
decimal d
)

#### Parameters

d
Type: System.Decimal
A decimal number to be rounded.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Decimal
The integer nearest parameter d. If the fractional component of d is halfway between two integers, one of which is even and the other odd, the even number is returned. Note that this method returns a Decimal instead of an integral type.

## Exceptions

ExceptionCondition
OverflowException

The result is outside the range of a Decimal.

## Remarks

The behavior of this method follows IEEE Standard 754, section 4. This kind of rounding is sometimes called rounding to nearest, or banker's rounding. It minimizes rounding errors that result from consistently rounding a midpoint value in a single direction.

To control the type of rounding used by the Round(Decimal) method, call the Math.Round(Decimal, MidpointRounding) overload.

## Examples

The following example demonstrates the Round method. Note that the Decimal value of 4.5 rounds to 4 rather than 5.

## Version Information

#### .NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

#### .NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

#### Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

## Platforms

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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