Decimal Widening Conversion (UInt64 to Decimal)

 

Defines an implicit conversion of a 64-bit unsigned integer to a Decimal.

This API is not CLS-compliant.

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

Public Shared Widening Operator CType (
	value As ULong
) As Decimal

Parameters

value
Type: System.UInt64

The 64-bit unsigned integer to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Decimal

The converted 64-bit unsigned integer.

The overloads of the Implicit method define the types from which the compiler can automatically convert a Decimal value without an explicit casting operator (in C#) or a call to a conversion function (in Visual Basic). They are widening conversions that do not involve data loss and do not throw an OverflowException exception.

The following example converts UInt64 values to Decimal numbers by using the UInt64 to Decimal conversion.

Module Example
    Public Sub Main()
        Dim values() As ULong = { ULong.MinValue, ULong.MaxValue, 
                           &hFFFFFFFFFFFF, 123456789123456789, 
                           1000000000000000 }
        For Each value In values
           Dim decValue As Decimal = value
           Console.WriteLine("{0} ({1}) --> {2} ({3})", value,
                             value.GetType().Name, decValue,
                             decValue.GetType().Name)
        Next                              
    End Sub 
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'    0 (UInt64) --> 0 (Decimal)
'    18446744073709551615 (UInt64) --> 18446744073709551615 (Decimal)
'    281474976710655 (UInt64) --> 281474976710655 (Decimal)
'    123456789123456789 (UInt64) --> 123456789123456789 (Decimal)
'    1000000000000000 (UInt64) --> 1000000000000000 (Decimal)

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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