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ToDouble Method (Decimal)

Convert.ToDouble Method (Decimal)

Converts the value of the specified decimal number to an equivalent double-precision floating-point number.

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

public static double ToDouble(
	decimal value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Decimal

The decimal number to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Double
A double-precision floating-point number that is equivalent to value.

The following example converts a Decimal value to a Double value.

		public void ConvertDoubleDecimal(decimal decimalVal){
			
			double doubleVal;
			
			// Decimal to double conversion cannot overflow.
         doubleVal = System.Convert.ToDouble(decimalVal);
			System.Console.WriteLine("{0} as a double is: {1}",
					decimalVal, doubleVal);

			// Conversion from double to decimal can overflow. 
			try 
         {
			   decimalVal = System.Convert.ToDecimal(doubleVal);
   			System.Console.WriteLine ("{0} as a decimal is: {1}",
	   			doubleVal, decimalVal);
			} 
			catch (System.OverflowException) {
				System.Console.WriteLine(
					"Overflow in double-to-double conversion.");
			}
			

		}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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