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# Decimal.Implicit Operator

Visual Studio 2008

Converts a 16-bit signed integer to a Decimal.

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

## Syntax

```public static implicit operator decimal (
short value
)
```

#### Parameters

value
Type: System.Int16

A 16-bit signed integer.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Decimal
A Decimal that represents the converted 16-bit signed integer.

## Examples

The following code example converts Int16 values to Decimal numbers using the Int16 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 implicit conversion from short to decimal.
using System;

class DecimalFromInt16Demo
{
const string formatter =
"{0,15}{1,15}{2,10:X8}{3,9:X8}{4,9:X8}{5,9:X8}";

// Convert the short argument and display the decimal value.
public static void DecimalFromInt16( short argument )
{
decimal decValue;
int[ ]  bits;

// Display the decimal and its binary representation.
decValue = argument;
bits = decimal.GetBits( decValue );

Console.WriteLine( formatter, argument, decValue,
bits[ 3 ], bits[ 2 ], bits[ 1 ], bits[ 0 ] );
}

public static void Main( )
{
Console.WriteLine(
"This example of the implicit conversion from short " +
"to decimal generates the \nfollowing output. It " +
"displays the decimal value and its binary " +
"representation.\n" );
Console.WriteLine( formatter, "short argument",
"decimal value", "bits[3]", "bits[2]",
"bits[1]", "bits[0]" );
Console.WriteLine( formatter, "--------------",
"-------------", "-------", "-------",
"-------", "-------" );

// Convert short values and display the results.
DecimalFromInt16( short.MinValue );
DecimalFromInt16( short.MaxValue );
DecimalFromInt16( 0xFFF );
DecimalFromInt16( 12345 );
DecimalFromInt16( -10000 );
}
}

/*
This example of the implicit conversion from short to decimal generates the
following output. It displays the decimal value and its binary representation.

short argument  decimal value   bits[3]  bits[2]  bits[1]  bits[0]
--------------  -------------   -------  -------  -------  -------
-32768         -32768  80000000 00000000 00000000 00008000
32767          32767  00000000 00000000 00000000 00007FFF
4095           4095  00000000 00000000 00000000 00000FFF
12345          12345  00000000 00000000 00000000 00003039
-10000         -10000  80000000 00000000 00000000 00002710
*/
```

## Platforms

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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.

## Version Information

#### .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