ToDecimal Method (Char)

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 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 framework.");

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

.NET Framework

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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