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Decimal Widening Conversion (Byte to Decimal)

Converts an 8-bit unsigned integer to a Decimal.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared Widening Operator CType ( _
	value As Byte _
) As Decimal

Parameters

value
Type: System.Byte
An 8-bit unsigned integer.

Return Value

Type: System.Decimal
A Decimal that represents the converted 8-bit unsigned integer.

The following code example converts Byte values to Decimal numbers using the Byte to Decimal conversion. This conversion is implicit in C#, but requires the op_Implicit operator in Visual Basic and C++. Implicit conversions to Decimal use other methods in these languages.


' Example of the op_Implicit conversion from Byte to Decimal.

Module Example

   Const formatter As String = _
       "{0,16}{1,15}{2,10:X8}{3,9:X8}{4,9:X8}{5,9:X8}"

   ' Convert the Byte argument and display the Decimal value.
   Sub DecimalFromByte(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock, ByVal argument As Byte)

      Dim decValue As Decimal
      Dim bits() As Integer

      ' The compiler invokes a constructor in Visual Basic 
      ' unless op_Implicit is explicitly called.
      decValue = Decimal.op_Implicit(argument)

      ' Display the Decimal and its binary representation.
      bits = Decimal.GetBits(decValue)
      outputBlock.Text &= String.Format(formatter, argument, decValue, _
          bits(3), bits(2), bits(1), bits(0)) & vbCrLf
   End Sub

   Public Sub Demo(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock)

      outputBlock.Text &= String.Format( _
          "This example of the op_Implicit conversion from Byte " & _
          "to Decimal generates the " & vbCrLf & "following " & _
          "output. It displays the Decimal value and its " & _
          "binary representation." & vbCrLf) & vbCrLf
      outputBlock.Text &= String.Format(formatter, "Byte argument", _
          "Decimal value", "bits(3)", "bits(2)", _
          "bits(1)", "bits(0)") & vbCrLf
      outputBlock.Text &= String.Format(formatter, "-------------", _
          "-------------", "-------", "-------", _
          "-------", "-------") & vbCrLf

      ' Convert Byte values and display the results.
      DecimalFromByte(outputBlock, Byte.MinValue)
      DecimalFromByte(outputBlock, Byte.MaxValue)
      DecimalFromByte(outputBlock, &H3F)
      DecimalFromByte(outputBlock, 123)
      DecimalFromByte(outputBlock, 200)
   End Sub
End Module

' This example of the op_Implicit conversion from Byte to Decimal generates the
' following output. It displays the Decimal value and its binary representation.
' 
'    Byte argument  Decimal value   bits(3)  bits(2)  bits(1)  bits(0)
'    -------------  -------------   -------  -------  -------  -------
'                0              0  00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
'              255            255  00000000 00000000 00000000 000000FF
'               63             63  00000000 00000000 00000000 0000003F
'              123            123  00000000 00000000 00000000 0000007B
'              200            200  00000000 00000000 00000000 000000C8


Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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