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ToSByte Method

Decimal.ToSByte Method

Converts the value of the specified Decimal to the equivalent 8-bit signed integer.

This API is not CLS-compliant. The CLS-compliant alternative is ToInt16(Decimal).

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

[CLSCompliantAttribute(false)]
public static sbyte ToSByte(
	decimal value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Decimal
A Decimal value.

Return Value

Type: System.SByte
An 8-bit signed integer equivalent to value.

ExceptionCondition
OverflowException

value is less than SByte.MinValue or greater than SByte.MaxValue.

The following code example converts Decimal numbers to SByte values using the ToSByte method.


// Example of the decimal.ToSByte and decimal.ToByte methods.
using System;

class Example
{
   const string formatter = "{0,16}{1,19}{2,19}";

   // Get the exception type name; remove the namespace prefix.
   public static string GetExceptionType(Exception ex)
   {
      string exceptionType = ex.GetType().ToString();
      return exceptionType.Substring(
          exceptionType.LastIndexOf('.') + 1);
   }

   // Convert the decimal argument; catch exceptions that are thrown.
   public static void DecimalToS_Byte(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock, decimal argument)
   {
      object SByteValue;
      object ByteValue;

      // Convert the argument to an sbyte value.
      try
      {
         SByteValue = decimal.ToSByte(argument);
      }
      catch (Exception ex)
      {
         SByteValue = GetExceptionType(ex);
      }

      // Convert the argument to a byte value.
      try
      {
         ByteValue = decimal.ToByte(argument);
      }
      catch (Exception ex)
      {
         ByteValue = GetExceptionType(ex);
      }

      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(formatter, argument,
          SByteValue, ByteValue) + "\n";
   }

   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("This example of the \n" +
          "  decimal.ToSByte( decimal ) and \n" +
          "  decimal.ToByte( decimal ) \nmethods " +
          "generates the following output. It \ndisplays " +
          "several converted decimal values.\n") + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(formatter, "decimal argument",
          "sbyte/exception", "byte/exception") + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(formatter, "----------------",
          "---------------", "--------------") + "\n";

      // Convert decimal values and display the results.
      DecimalToS_Byte(outputBlock, 78M);
      DecimalToS_Byte(outputBlock, new decimal(78000, 0, 0, false, 3));
      DecimalToS_Byte(outputBlock, 78.999M);
      DecimalToS_Byte(outputBlock, 255.999M);
      DecimalToS_Byte(outputBlock, 256M);
      DecimalToS_Byte(outputBlock, 127.999M);
      DecimalToS_Byte(outputBlock, 128M);
      DecimalToS_Byte(outputBlock, -0.999M);
      DecimalToS_Byte(outputBlock, -1M);
      DecimalToS_Byte(outputBlock, -128.999M);
      DecimalToS_Byte(outputBlock, -129M);
   }
}

/*
This example of the
  decimal.ToSByte( decimal ) and
  decimal.ToByte( decimal )
methods generates the following output. It
displays several converted decimal values.

decimal argument    sbyte/exception     byte/exception
----------------    ---------------     --------------
              78                 78                 78
          78.000                 78                 78
          78.999                 78                 78
         255.999  OverflowException                255
             256  OverflowException  OverflowException
         127.999                127                127
             128  OverflowException                128
          -0.999                  0                  0
              -1                 -1  OverflowException
        -128.999               -128  OverflowException
            -129  OverflowException  OverflowException
*/


Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

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