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# Convert.ToSingle Method (Decimal)

Visual Studio 2010

Converts the value of the specified decimal number to an equivalent single-precision floating-point number.

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

## Syntax

```public static float ToSingle(
decimal value
)
```

#### Parameters

value
Type: System.Decimal
The decimal number to convert.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Single
A single-precision floating-point number that is equivalent to value.
value is rounded using rounding to nearest. For example, when rounded to two decimals, the value 2.345 becomes 2.34 and the value 2.355 becomes 2.36.

## Examples

The following example converts each element in an array of Decimal values to a Single value.

```
decimal[] values = { Decimal.MinValue, -1034.23m, -12m, 0m, 147m,
199.55m, 9214.16m, Decimal.MaxValue };
float result;

foreach (float value in values)
{
result = Convert.ToSingle(value);
Console.WriteLine("Converted the {0} value '{1}' to the {2} value {3}.",
value.GetType().Name, value,
result.GetType().Name, result);
}
// The example displays the following output:
//    Converted the Decimal value '-79228162514264337593543950335' to the Single value -7.922816E+28.
//    Converted the Decimal value '-1034.23' to the Single value -1034.23.
//    Converted the Decimal value '-12' to the Single value -12.
//    Converted the Decimal value '0' to the Single value 0.
//    Converted the Decimal value '147' to the Single value 147.
//    Converted the Decimal value '199.55' to the Single value 199.55.
//    Converted the Decimal value '9214.16' to the Single value 9214.16.
//    Converted the Decimal value '79228162514264337593543950335' to the Single value 7.922816E+28.

```

## Version Information

#### .NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

#### .NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

#### Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

## Platforms

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.