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Decimal Explicit Conversion (Single to Decimal)

Defines an explicit conversion of a single-precision floating-point number to a Decimal.

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

static explicit operator Decimal (
	float value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System::Single

The single-precision floating-point number to convert.

Return Value

Type: System::Decimal
The converted single-precision floating point number.

The following example converts Single values to Decimal numbers by using the Single to Decimal conversion. This conversion requires the op_Explicit operator in Visual Basic.

// Example of the explicit conversion from float to Decimal. 
using namespace System;
#define formatter "{0,16:E7}{1,33}" 

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


// Convert the float argument; catch exceptions that are thrown. 
void DecimalFromSingle( float argument )
{
   Object^ decValue;

   // Convert the float argument to a Decimal value. 
   try
   {
      decValue = (Decimal)argument;
   }
   catch ( Exception^ ex ) 
   {
      decValue = GetExceptionType( ex );
   }

   Console::WriteLine( formatter, argument, decValue );
}

int main()
{
   Console::WriteLine( "This example of the explicit conversion from float " 
   "to Decimal \ngenerates the following output.\n" );
   Console::WriteLine( formatter, "float argument", "Decimal value" );
   Console::WriteLine( formatter, "--------------", "-------------" );

   // Convert float values and display the results.
   DecimalFromSingle( 1.2345E-30F );
   DecimalFromSingle( 1.2345E-26F );
   DecimalFromSingle( 1.23456E-22F );
   DecimalFromSingle( 1.23456E-12F );
   DecimalFromSingle( 1.234567F );
   DecimalFromSingle( 1.234567E+12F );
   DecimalFromSingle( 1.2345678E+28F );
   DecimalFromSingle( 1.2345678E+30F );
}

/*
This example of the explicit conversion from float to Decimal
generates the following output.

  float argument                    Decimal value
  --------------                    -------------
  1.2345000E-030                                0
  1.2345000E-026   0.0000000000000000000000000123
  1.2345600E-022    0.000000000000000000000123456
  1.2345600E-012              0.00000000000123456
  1.2345671E+000                         1.234567
  1.2345670E+012                    1234567000000
  1.2345678E+028    12345680000000000000000000000
  1.2345678E+030                OverflowException
*/

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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