BigInteger Explicit Conversion (BigInteger to UInt32)
Defines an explicit conversion of a BigInteger object to an unsigned 32-bit integer value.
This API is not CLS-compliant. The CLS-compliant alternative is System::Int64. Namespace: System.Numerics
Assembly: System.Numerics (in System.Numerics.dll)
The overloads of the Explicit method define the types to which or from which a BigInteger object can be converted. Language compilers do not perform this conversion automatically because it can involve data loss. Instead, they perform the conversion only if a casting operator (in C#) or a conversion function (such as CType or CUInt in Visual Basic) is used. Otherwise, they display a compiler error.
Because this operation defines a narrowing conversion, it can throw an OverflowException at run time if the BigInteger value is outside the range of the UInt32 data type. There is no loss of precision in the resulting UInt32 value if the conversion is successful.
The following example illustrates the conversion of BigInteger values to UInt32 values. It also handles an OverflowException that is thrown because the BigInteger value is outside the range of the UInt32 data type.