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# Convert.ToUInt16 Method (Decimal)

Visual Studio 2008

Converts the value of the specified decimal number to an equivalent 16-bit unsigned integer.

This API is not CLS-compliant.

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

## Syntax

```[CLSCompliantAttribute(false)]
public static ushort ToUInt16(
decimal value
)
```

#### Parameters

value
Type: System.Decimal

The decimal number to convert.

#### Return Value

Type: System.UInt16
value, rounded to the nearest 16-bit unsigned integer. If value is halfway between two whole numbers, the even number is returned; that is, 4.5 is converted to 4, and 5.5 is converted to 6.

## Exceptions

ExceptionCondition
OverflowException

value is less than zero or greater than UInt16.MaxValue.

## Examples

The following example converts each element in an array of Decimal values to an unsigned 16-bit integer.

```decimal[] numbers = { Decimal.MinValue, -1034.23m, -12m, 0m, 147m,
9214.16m, Decimal.MaxValue };
ushort result;

foreach (decimal number in numbers)
{
try {
result = Convert.ToUInt16(number);
Console.WriteLine("Converted the {0} value '{1}' to the {2} value {3}.",
number.GetType().Name, number,
result.GetType().Name, result);
}
catch (OverflowException)
{
Console.WriteLine("{0} is outside the range of the UInt16 type.",
number);
}
}
// The example displays the following output:
//    -79228162514264337593543950335 is outside the range of the UInt16 type.
//    -1034.23 is outside the range of the UInt16 type.
//    -12 is outside the range of the UInt16 type.
//    Converted the Decimal value '0' to the UInt16 value 0.
//    Converted the Decimal value '147' to the UInt16 value 147.
//    Converted the Decimal value '9214.16' to the UInt16 value 9214.
//    79228162514264337593543950335 is outside the range of the UInt16 type.
```

## 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