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Convert.ToDecimal Method (Char)

Calling this method always throws InvalidCastException.

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

public static decimal ToDecimal(
	char value


Type: System.Char
The Unicode character to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Decimal
This conversion is not supported. No value is returned.


This conversion is not supported.

The following example attempts to convert a Char value to Decimal, and throws InvalidCastException upon failure.

		public void ConvertCharDecimal(char charVal) {
			Decimal decimalVal = 0;
			// Char to decimal conversion is not supported and will always
			// throw an InvalidCastException.
			try {
				decimalVal = System.Convert.ToDecimal(charVal);
			catch (System.InvalidCastException) {
					"Char-to-Decimal conversion is not supported " +
					"by the .NET Framework.");

			//Decimal to char conversion is also not supported.
			try {
				charVal = System.Convert.ToChar(decimalVal);
			catch (System.InvalidCastException) {
					"Decimal-to-Char conversion is not supported " +
					"by the .NET Framework.");

.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

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.