Decimal.ToUInt16 Method (Decimal)


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Converts the value of the specified Decimal to the equivalent 16-bit unsigned integer.

This API is not CLS-compliant.

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

Public Shared Function ToUInt16 (
	value As Decimal
) As UShort


Type: System.Decimal

The decimal number to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.UInt16

A 16-bit unsigned integer equivalent to the value of value.

Exception Condition

value is greater than UInt16.MaxValue or less than UInt16.MinValue.

The return value is the integral part of the decimal value; fractional digits are truncated.

You can also convert a Decimal value to a 16-bit unsigned integer by using the Narrowing(Decimal to UInt16) assignment operator. Because the operator performs a narrowing conversion, you must use a casting operator in C# or a conversion function in Visual Basic.

The following example uses the ToUInt16 method to convert decimal numbers to UInt16 values.

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim values() As Decimal = { 123d, New Decimal(123000, 0, 0, false, 3), 
                                  123.999d, 65535.999d, 65536d,
                                  32767.999d, 32768d, -0.999d, 
                                  -1d,  -32768.999d, -32769d }

      For Each value In values
            Dim number As UShort = Decimal.ToUInt16(value)
            Console.WriteLine("{0} --> {1}", value, number)       
         Catch e As OverflowException
             Console.WriteLine("{0}: {1}", e.GetType().Name, value)
         End Try   
   End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'     123 --> 123
'     123.000 --> 123
'     123.999 --> 123
'     65535.999 --> 65535
'     OverflowException: 65536
'     32767.999 --> 32767
'     32768 --> 32768
'     -0.999 --> 0
'     OverflowException: -1
'     OverflowException: -32768.999
'     OverflowException: -32769

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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