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Decimal Widening Conversion (Byte to Decimal)

Defines an explicit conversion of 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

The 8-bit unsigned integer to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Decimal
The converted 8-bit unsigned integer.

The overloads of the Widening method define the types from which the compiler can automatically convert a Decimal value without an explicit casting operator (in C#) or a call to a conversion function (in Visual Basic). They are widening conversions that do not involve data loss and do not throw an OverflowException exception.

The following example converts Byte values to Decimal numbers.

Module Example
    Public Sub Main
        ' Define an array of byte values. 
        Dim values() As Byte = { Byte.MinValue, Byte.MaxValue, 
                                 &h3F, 123, 200 }   
        ' Convert each value to a Decimal. 
        For Each value In values
           Dim decValue As Decimal = value
           Console.WriteLine("{0} ({1}) --> {2} ({3})", value,
                             value.GetType().Name, decValue,
                             decValue.GetType().Name)                   
        Next    
    End Sub  
End Module 
' The example displays the following output: 
'       0 (Byte) --> 0 (Decimal) 
'       255 (Byte) --> 255 (Decimal) 
'       63 (Byte) --> 63 (Decimal) 
'       123 (Byte) --> 123 (Decimal) 
'       200 (Byte) --> 200 (Decimal)

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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