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)

public static decimal ToDecimal(
	byte value


Type: System.Byte
An 8-bit unsigned integer.

Return Value

Type: System.Decimal
The Decimal number equivalent to the value of value.

The following code sample illustrates the conversion of a Byte value to a Decimal one, using ToDecimal.

public void ConvertByteDecimal(byte byteVal)
   decimal decimalVal;

   // Byte to decimal conversion will not overflow.
   decimalVal = System.Convert.ToDecimal(byteVal);
   outputBlock.Text += String.Format("The byte as a decimal is {0}.",
      decimalVal) + "\n";

   // Decimal to byte conversion can overflow.
      byteVal = System.Convert.ToByte(decimalVal);
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("The Decimal as a byte is {0}.",
         byteVal) + "\n";
   catch (System.OverflowException)
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(
         "The decimal value is too large for a byte.") + "\n";


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

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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