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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
)
public static Decimal ToDecimal (
	char value
)
public static function ToDecimal (
	value : char
) : decimal
Not applicable.

Parameters

value

A Unicode character.

Return Value

This conversion is not supported. No value is returned.

Exception typeCondition

InvalidCastException

This conversion is not supported.

This method is reserved for future use.

The following code sample attempts to convert a Char value to Decimal, throwing 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) {
        System.Console.WriteLine(
            "Char-to-decimal conversion is not supported " +
            "by the framework.");
    }

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

public void ConvertCharDecimal(char charVal)
{
    Decimal decimalVal = System.Convert.ToDecimal(0);

    // Char to decimal conversion is not supported and will always
    // throw an InvalidCastException.
    try {        
        decimalVal = System.Convert.ToDecimal(charVal);
    }
    catch (System.InvalidCastException exp) {        
        System.Console.WriteLine(
            ("Char-to-decimal conversion is not supported " 
            + "by the framework."));
    }

    //Decimal to char conversion is also not supported.
    try {        
        charVal = System.Convert.ToChar(decimalVal);
    }
    catch (System.InvalidCastException exp) {        
        System.Console.WriteLine(
            ("Decimal-to-char conversion is not supported " 
            +  "by the framework."));
    }
} //ConvertCharDecimal

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, 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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