Decimal Widening Conversion (Int32 to Decimal)


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Defines an implicit conversion of a 32-bit signed integer to a Decimal.

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

Public Shared Widening Operator CType (
	value As Integer
) As Decimal


Type: System.Int32

The 32-bit signed integer to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Decimal

The converted 32-bit signed integer.

The overloads of the Implicit 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 Int32 values to Decimal numbers.

Module Example
    Public Sub Main()
       ' Define an array of 32-bit integer values.
       Dim values() As Integer = { Integer.MinValue, Integer.MaxValue, 
                                   &hFFFFFF, 123456789, -1000000000 }
       ' 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,
    End Sub 
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'       -2147483648 (Int32) --> -2147483648 (Decimal)
'       2147483647 (Int32) --> 2147483647 (Decimal)
'       16777215 (Int32) --> 16777215 (Decimal)
'       123456789 (Int32) --> 123456789 (Decimal)
'       -1000000000 (Int32) --> -1000000000 (Decimal)

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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