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Decimal Constructor (Single)

Initializes a new instance of Decimal to the value of the specified single-precision floating-point number.

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

public Decimal(
	float value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Single

The value to represent as a Decimal.

ExceptionCondition
OverflowException

value is greater than MaxValue or less than MinValue.

-or-

value is Single.NaN, Single.PositiveInfinity, or Single.NegativeInfinity.

This constructor rounds value to 7 significant digits using rounding to nearest. This is done even if the number has more than 7 digits and the less significant digits are zero.

The following code example creates several Decimal numbers using the constructor overload that initializes a Decimal structure with a Single value.

// Example of the decimal( float ) constructor. 
using System;

class DecimalCtorSDemo
{
    // Get the exception type name; remove the namespace prefix. 
    public static string GetExceptionType( Exception ex )
    {
        string exceptionType = ex.GetType( ).ToString( );
        return exceptionType.Substring( 
            exceptionType.LastIndexOf( '.' ) + 1 );
    }

    // Create a decimal object and display its value. 
    public static void CreateDecimal( float value, string valToStr )
    {
        // Format and display the constructor.
        Console.Write( "{0,-27}", 
            String.Format( "decimal( {0} )", valToStr ) );

        try
        {
            // Construct the decimal value. 
            decimal decimalNum = new decimal( value );

            // Display the value if it was created successfully.
            Console.WriteLine( "{0,31}", decimalNum );
        }
        catch( Exception ex )
        {
            // Display the exception type if an exception was thrown.
            Console.WriteLine( "{0,31}", GetExceptionType( ex ) );
        }
    }

    public static void Main( )
    {

        Console.WriteLine( "This example of the decimal( float ) " +
            "constructor \ngenerates the following output.\n" );
        Console.WriteLine( "{0,-27}{1,31}", "Constructor", 
            "Value or Exception" );
        Console.WriteLine( "{0,-27}{1,31}", "-----------", 
            "------------------" );

        // Construct decimal objects from float values.
        CreateDecimal( 1.2345E+5F, "1.2345E+5F" );
        CreateDecimal( 1.234567E+15F, "1.234567E+15F" );
        CreateDecimal( 1.23456789E+25F, "1.23456789E+25F" );
        CreateDecimal( 1.23456789E+35F, "1.23456789E+35F" );
        CreateDecimal( 1.2345E-5F, "1.2345E-5F" );
        CreateDecimal( 1.234567E-15F, "1.234567E-15F" );
        CreateDecimal( 1.23456789E-25F, "1.23456789E-25F" );
        CreateDecimal( 1.23456789E-35F, "1.23456789E-35F" );
        CreateDecimal( 1.0F / 7.0F, "1.0F / 7.0F" );
    }
}

/*
This example of the decimal( float ) constructor
generates the following output.

Constructor                             Value or Exception
-----------                             ------------------
decimal( 1.2345E+5F )                               123450
decimal( 1.234567E+15F )                  1234567000000000
decimal( 1.23456789E+25F )      12345680000000000000000000
decimal( 1.23456789E+35F )               OverflowException
decimal( 1.2345E-5F )                          0.000012345
decimal( 1.234567E-15F )           0.000000000000001234567
decimal( 1.23456789E-25F )  0.0000000000000000000000001235
decimal( 1.23456789E-35F )                               0
decimal( 1.0F / 7.0F )                           0.1428571
*/

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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