# Decimal Implicit Conversion (Int64 to Decimal)

.NET Framework (current version)

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Defines an implicit conversion of a 64-bit signed integer to a Decimal.

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

## Syntax

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

#### Parameters

value
Type: System.Int64

The 64-bit signed integer to convert.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Decimal

The converted 64-bit signed integer.

## Remarks

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.

## Examples

The following example converts Int64 values to Decimal numbers.

```using System;

class Example
{
public static void Main()
{
// Define an array of 64-bit integer values.
long[] values = { long.MinValue, long.MaxValue,
0xFFFFFFFFFFFF, 123456789123456789,
-1000000000000000 };
// Convert each value to a Decimal.
foreach (var value in values) {
Decimal decValue = value;
Console.WriteLine("{0} ({1}) --> {2} ({3})", value,
value.GetType().Name, decValue,
decValue.GetType().Name);
}
}
}
// The example displays the following output:
//    -9223372036854775808 (Int64) --> -9223372036854775808 (Decimal)
//    9223372036854775807 (Int64) --> 9223372036854775807 (Decimal)
//    281474976710655 (Int64) --> 281474976710655 (Decimal)
//    123456789123456789 (Int64) --> 123456789123456789 (Decimal)
//    -1000000000000000 (Int64) --> -1000000000000000 (Decimal)
```

## Version Information

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