# Decimal Explicit Conversion (Single to Decimal)

.NET Framework 4.6 and 4.5

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

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

## Syntax

```public 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.

## Exceptions

ExceptionCondition
OverflowException

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

-or-

## Examples

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 System;

class DecimalFromSingleDemo
{
const string formatter = "{0,16:E7}{1,33}";

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

// Convert the float argument; catch exceptions that are thrown.
public static 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 );
}

public static void 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
*/
```

## 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