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# Byte to Decimal Conversion

.NET Framework 1.1

Converts an 8-bit unsigned integer to a Decimal.

```[Visual Basic]
returnValue = Decimal.op_Implicit(value)
[C#]
public static implicit operator decimal(
byte value
);
[C++]
public: static Decimal op_Implicit(
unsigned char value
);
[JScript]
returnValue = value;```

[Visual Basic] In Visual Basic, you can use the conversion operators defined by a type, but you cannot define your own.

[JScript] In JScript, you can use the conversion operators defined by a type, but you cannot define your own.

#### Arguments [Visual Basic, JScript]

value
An 8-bit unsigned integer.

#### Parameters [C#, C++]

value
An 8-bit unsigned integer.

#### Return Value

A Decimal that represents the converted 8-bit unsigned integer.

#### Example

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following code example converts Byte values to Decimal numbers using the Byte 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.

```[Visual Basic]
' Example of the op_Implicit conversion from Byte to Decimal.
Imports System
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

Module DecimalFromByteDemo

Const formatter As String = _
"{0,16}{1,15}{2,10:X8}{3,9:X8}{4,9:X8}{5,9:X8}"

' Convert the Byte argument and display the Decimal value.
Sub DecimalFromByte( argument As Byte )

Dim decValue    As Decimal
Dim bits( )     As Integer

' The compiler invokes a constructor in Visual Basic
' unless op_Implicit is explicitly called.
decValue = Decimal.op_Implicit( argument )

' Display the Decimal and its binary representation.
bits = Decimal.GetBits( decValue )
Console.WriteLine( formatter, argument, decValue, _
bits( 3 ), bits( 2 ), bits( 1 ), bits( 0 ) )
End Sub

Sub Main( )

Console.WriteLine( _
"This example of the op_Implicit conversion from Byte " & _
"to Decimal generates the " & vbCrLf & "following " & _
"output. It displays the Decimal value and its " & _
"binary representation." & vbCrLf )
Console.WriteLine( formatter, "Byte argument", _
"Decimal value", "bits(3)", "bits(2)", _
"bits(1)", "bits(0)" )
Console.WriteLine( formatter, "-------------", _
"-------------", "-------", "-------", _
"-------", "-------" )

' Convert Byte values and display the results.
DecimalFromByte( Byte.MinValue )
DecimalFromByte( Byte.MaxValue )
DecimalFromByte( &H3F )
DecimalFromByte( 123 )
DecimalFromByte( 200 )
End Sub
End Module

' This example of the op_Implicit conversion from Byte to Decimal generates the
' following output. It displays the Decimal value and its binary representation.
'
'    Byte argument  Decimal value   bits(3)  bits(2)  bits(1)  bits(0)
'    -------------  -------------   -------  -------  -------  -------
'                0              0  00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
'              255            255  00000000 00000000 00000000 000000FF
'               63             63  00000000 00000000 00000000 0000003F
'              123            123  00000000 00000000 00000000 0000007B
'              200            200  00000000 00000000 00000000 000000C8

[C#]
// Example of the implicit conversion from byte to decimal.
using System;

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

// Convert the byte argument and display the decimal value.
public static void DecimalFromByte( byte 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 byte " +
"to decimal generates the \nfollowing output. It " +
"displays the decimal value and its binary " +
"representation.\n" );
Console.WriteLine( formatter, "byte argument",
"decimal value", "bits[3]", "bits[2]",
"bits[1]", "bits[0]" );
Console.WriteLine( formatter, "-------------",
"-------------", "-------", "-------",
"-------", "-------" );

// Convert byte values and display the results.
DecimalFromByte( byte.MinValue );
DecimalFromByte( byte.MaxValue );
DecimalFromByte( 0x3F );
DecimalFromByte( 123 );
DecimalFromByte( 200 );
}
}

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

byte argument  decimal value   bits[3]  bits[2]  bits[1]  bits[0]
-------------  -------------   -------  -------  -------  -------
0              0  00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
255            255  00000000 00000000 00000000 000000FF
63             63  00000000 00000000 00000000 0000003F
123            123  00000000 00000000 00000000 0000007B
200            200  00000000 00000000 00000000 000000C8
*/

[C++]
// Example of the op_Implicit conversion from unsigned char to Decimal.
#using <mscorlib.dll>
using namespace System;

const __wchar_t* formatter =
L"{0,14}{1,15}{2,10:X8}{3,9:X8}{4,9:X8}{5,9:X8}";

// Convert the unsigned char argument and display the Decimal value.
void DecimalFromByte( unsigned char argument )
{
Decimal decValue;
Int32   bits[ ];

// The compiler invokes a constructor in the Managed Extensions
// for C++ unless op_Implicit is explicitly called.
decValue = Decimal::op_Implicit( argument );

// Display the Decimal and its binary representation.
bits = Decimal::GetBits( decValue );
Console::WriteLine( formatter, __box( argument ),
__box( decValue ), __box( bits[ 3 ] ),
__box( bits[ 2 ] ), __box( bits[ 1 ] ), __box( bits[ 0 ] ) );
}

void main( )
{
Console::WriteLine(
S"This example of the op_Implicit conversion from unsigned "
S"char to Decimal \ngenerates the following output. "
S"It displays the Decimal value and its \nbinary "
S"representation.\n" );
Console::WriteLine( formatter, S"unsigned char",
S"Decimal value", S"bits[3]", S"bits[2]",
S"bits[1]", S"bits[0]" );
Console::WriteLine( formatter, S"-------------",
S"-------------", S"-------", S"-------",
S"-------", S"-------" );

// Convert unsigned char values and display the results.
DecimalFromByte( Byte::MinValue );
DecimalFromByte( Byte::MaxValue );
DecimalFromByte( 0x3F );
DecimalFromByte( 123 );
DecimalFromByte( 200 );
}

/*
This example of the op_Implicit conversion from unsigned char to Decimal
generates the following output. It displays the Decimal value and its
binary representation.

unsigned char  Decimal value   bits[3]  bits[2]  bits[1]  bits[0]
-------------  -------------   -------  -------  -------  -------
0              0  00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
255            255  00000000 00000000 00000000 000000FF
63             63  00000000 00000000 00000000 0000003F
123            123  00000000 00000000 00000000 0000007B
200            200  00000000 00000000 00000000 000000C8
*/
```

[JScript] No example is available for JScript. To view a Visual Basic, C#, or C++ example, click the Language Filter button in the upper-left corner of the page.

#### Requirements

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework, Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) Standard