Decimal Narrowing Conversion (Decimal to UInt32)


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Defines an explicit conversion of a Decimal to a 32-bit unsigned integer.

This API is not CLS-compliant.

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

Public Shared Narrowing Operator CType (
	value As Decimal
) As UInteger


Type: System.Decimal

The value to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.UInt32

A 32-bit unsigned integer that represents the converted Decimal.

Exception Condition

value is negative or greater than UInt32.MaxValue.

This operator supports the explicit conversion of a Decimal to a UInt32. The syntax for such explicit conversions is language-dependent, and individual language compilers can provide different implementations and return different results. The example illustrates the different return values when you explicitly convert a Decimal value to a UInt32 value by using C# and Visual Basic. To perform a conversion that is independent of language, you can call the ToUInt32 or the Convert.ToUInt32(Decimal) method.

The following example converts Decimal numbers to UInt32 values by using the explicit Decimal to UInt32 conversion.

' Example of the explicit conversions from Decimal to Integer and 
' Decimal to UInteger.
Module DecimalToU_Int32Demo

    Const formatter As String = "{0,17}{1,19}{2,19}"

    ' Convert the decimal argument catch exceptions that are thrown.
    Public Sub DecimalToU_Int32(argument As Decimal)
        Dim Int32Value As Object
        Dim UInt32Value As Object

        ' Convert the argument to an int value.
            Int32Value = CInt(argument)
        Catch ex As Exception 
            Int32Value = ex.GetType().Name
        End Try

        ' Convert the argument to a uint value.
            UInt32Value = CUInt(argument)
        Catch ex As Exception
            UInt32Value = ex.GetType().Name
        End Try

        Console.WriteLine(formatter, argument, _
            Int32Value, UInt32Value)
    End Sub

    Public Sub Main( )
        Console.WriteLine( formatter, "Decimal Argument", _ 
            "Integer/Exception", "UInteger/Exception" )
        Console.WriteLine( formatter, "----------------", _ 
            "-------------", "--------------" )

        ' Convert decimal values and display the results.
        DecimalToU_Int32( 123d)
        DecimalToU_Int32(New Decimal(123000, 0, 0, False, 3))
    End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output to the console:
'     Decimal Argument  Integer/Exception UInteger/Exception
'     ----------------      -------------     --------------
'                  123                123                123
'              123.000                123                123
'              123.999                124                124
'       4294967295.999  OverflowException  OverflowException
'           4294967296  OverflowException  OverflowException
'       2147483647.999  OverflowException         2147483648
'           2147483648  OverflowException         2147483648
'               -0.999                 -1  OverflowException
'                   -1                 -1  OverflowException
'      -2147483648.999  OverflowException  OverflowException
'          -2147483649  OverflowException  OverflowException

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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