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DecimalConverter Class

Provides a type converter to convert Decimal objects to and from various other representations.

For a list of all members of this type, see DecimalConverter Members.


[Visual Basic]
Public Class DecimalConverter
   Inherits BaseNumberConverter
public class DecimalConverter : BaseNumberConverter
public __gc class DecimalConverter : public BaseNumberConverter
public class DecimalConverter extends BaseNumberConverter

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.


This converter can only convert a decimal object to and from a string.

Note   You should never create an instance of DecimalConverter. Instead, call the GetConverter method of TypeDescriptor. For more information, see the examples in the TypeConverter base class.

For more information about type converters, see the TypeConverter base class and Implementing a Type Converter.


[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following sample converts a variable of type Decimal to a string, and vice versa.

[Visual Basic] 
Dim myDec As Decimal = 40
Dim myDStr As String = "20"
Console.WriteLine(TypeDescriptor.GetConverter(myDec).ConvertTo(myDec, GetType(String)))

decimal myDec = 40;
string myDStr = "20";
Console.WriteLine(TypeDescriptor.GetConverter(myDec).ConvertTo(myDec, typeof(string))); 

Decimal myDec( 40 );
String* myDStr = S"20";
Console::WriteLine(TypeDescriptor::GetConverter(__box(myDec))->ConvertTo(__box(myDec), __typeof(String)));

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Namespace: System.ComponentModel

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

Assembly: System (in System.dll)

See Also

DecimalConverter Members | System.ComponentModel Namespace