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Convert::ToDecimal Method (Byte)

Converts the value of the specified 8-bit unsigned integer to the equivalent decimal number.

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

static Decimal ToDecimal(
	unsigned char value


Type: System::Byte
The 8-bit unsigned integer to convert.

Return Value

Type: System::Decimal
The decimal number that is equivalent to value.

The following example converts a Byte value to a Decimal value.

   void ConvertByteDecimal( Byte byteVal )
      Decimal decimalVal;

      // Byte to decimal conversion will not overflow.
      decimalVal = System::Convert::ToDecimal( byteVal );
      System::Console::WriteLine( "The Byte as a decimal is {0}.",
         decimalVal );

      // Decimal to Byte conversion can overflow.
         byteVal = System::Convert::ToByte( decimalVal );
         System::Console::WriteLine( "The Decimal as a Byte is {0}.",
         byteVal );
      catch ( System::OverflowException^ ) 
            "The decimal value is too large for a Byte." );

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.