Decimal.ToSByte Method

Converts the value of the specified Decimal to the equivalent 8-bit signed integer.

This API is not CLS-compliant. The CLS-compliant alternative is ToInt16.

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

[CLSCompliantAttribute(false)]
public static sbyte ToSByte(
	decimal value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Decimal

The decimal number to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.SByte
An 8-bit signed integer equivalent to value.

ExceptionCondition
OverflowException

value is less than SByte.MinValue or greater than SByte.MaxValue.

The following example uses the ToSByte method to convert decimal numbers to SByte values.

using System;

class Example
{
   public static void Main( )
   {
      decimal[] values = { 123m, new Decimal(78000, 0, 0, false, 3),
                           78.999m, 255.999m, 256m,             
                           127.999m, 128m, -0.999m,              
                           -1m,  -128.999m, -129m };

      foreach (var value in values) {
         try {
            sbyte number = Decimal.ToSByte(value);
            Console.WriteLine("{0} --> {1}", value, number);       
         }
         catch (OverflowException e)
         {
             Console.WriteLine("{0}: {1}", e.GetType().Name, value);
         }   
      }
   }
}
// The example displays the following output: 
//     78 --> 78 
//     78.000 --> 78 
//     78.999 --> 78 
//     OverflowException: 255.999 
//     OverflowException: 256 
//     127.999 --> 127 
//     OverflowException: 128 
//     -0.999 --> 0 
//     -1 --> -1 
//     -128.999 --> -128 
//     OverflowException: -129

.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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