# Decimal Implicit Conversion (SByte to Decimal)

.NET Framework 4.6 and 4.5

Defines an explicit conversion of an 8-bit signed integer to a Decimal.

This API is not CLS-compliant.

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

## Syntax

```public static implicit operator decimal (
sbyte value
)
```

#### Parameters

value
Type: System.SByte

The 8-bit signed integer to convert.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Decimal
The converted 8-bit signed integer.

## Remarks

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.

## Examples

The following code example converts SByte values to Decimal numbers.

```using System;

class Example
{
public static void Main()
{
// Define an array of 8-bit signed integer values.
sbyte[] values = { sbyte.MinValue, sbyte.MaxValue,
0x3F, 123, -100 };
// Convert each value to a Decimal.
foreach (var value in values) {
Decimal decValue = value;
Console.WriteLine("{0} ({1}) --> {2} ({3})", value,
value.GetType().Name, decValue,
decValue.GetType().Name);
}
}
}
// The example displays the following output:
//    -128 (SByte) --> -128 (Decimal)
//    127 (SByte) --> 127 (Decimal)
//    63 (SByte) --> 63 (Decimal)
//    123 (SByte) --> 123 (Decimal)
//    -100 (SByte) --> -100 (Decimal)
```

## Version Information

#### .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

#### Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1
Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

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