# Convert.ToUInt16 Method (Decimal)

.NET Framework (current version)

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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

Exception Condition
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.
```

## Version Information

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