Convert.ToSingle Method (Byte)

Converts the value of the specified 8-bit unsigned integer to the equivalent single-precision floating point number.

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

public static float ToSingle (
	byte value
)
public static float ToSingle (
	byte value
)
public static function ToSingle (
	value : byte
) : float
Not applicable.

Parameters

value

An 8-bit unsigned integer.

Return Value

The single-precision floating point number equivalent to the value of value.

The following code sample illustrates the conversion of a Byte to Single, using ToSingle.

public void ConvertByteSingle(byte byteVal) {
    float floatVal;

    // Byte to float conversion will not overflow.
    floatVal = System.Convert.ToSingle(byteVal);
    System.Console.WriteLine("The byte as a float is {0}.",
        floatVal);

    // Float to byte conversion can overflow.
    try {
        byteVal = System.Convert.ToByte(floatVal);
        System.Console.WriteLine("The float as a byte is {0}.",
            byteVal);
    }
    catch (System.OverflowException) {
        System.Console.WriteLine(
            "The float value is too large for a byte.");
    }
}

public void ConvertByteSingle(ubyte byteVal)
{
    float floatVal;

    // Byte to float conversion will not overflow.
    floatVal = System.Convert.ToSingle(byteVal);
    System.Console.WriteLine("The byte as a float is {0}.", 
        System.Convert.ToString(floatVal));

    // Float to byte conversion can overflow.
    try {        
        byteVal = System.Convert.ToByte(floatVal);
        System.Console.WriteLine("The float as a byte is {0}.", 
            System.Convert.ToString(byteVal));
    }
    catch (System.OverflowException exp) {        
        System.Console.WriteLine(
            "The float value is too large for a byte.");
    }
} //ConvertByteSingle

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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