DecimalConverter Class

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

Namespace: System.ComponentModel
Assembly: System (in system.dll)

public class DecimalConverter : BaseNumberConverter
public class DecimalConverter extends BaseNumberConverter
public class DecimalConverter extends BaseNumberConverter
Not applicable.

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


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

For more information about type converters, see the TypeConverter base class and How to: Implement a Type Converter.


The HostProtectionAttribute attribute applied to this class has the following Resources property value: SharedState. The HostProtectionAttribute does not affect desktop applications (which are typically started by double-clicking an icon, typing a command, or entering a URL in a browser). For more information, see the HostProtectionAttribute class or SQL Server Programming and Host Protection Attributes.

The following code example converts a variable of type Decimal to a string, and vice versa.

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

System.Decimal myDec = new Decimal(40);
String myDStr = "20";

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

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0