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# Convert.ToInt64 Method (Decimal)

Visual Studio 2008

Converts the value of the specified decimal number to an equivalent 64-bit signed integer.

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

## Syntax

```'Declaration
Public Shared Function ToInt64 ( _
value As Decimal _
) As Long
'Usage
Dim value As Decimal
Dim returnValue As Long

returnValue = Convert.ToInt64(value)
```

#### Parameters

value
Type: System.Decimal

The decimal number to convert.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Int64
value, rounded to the nearest 64-bit signed integer. If value is halfway between two whole numbers, the even number is returned; that is, 4.5 is converted to 4, and 5.5 is converted to 6.

## Exceptions

ExceptionCondition
OverflowException

value is greater than Int64.MaxValue or less than Int64.MinValue.

## Examples

The following example attempts to convert each element in an array of Decimal values to a long integer.

```Dim values() As Decimal = { Decimal.MinValue, -1034.23d, -12d, 0d, 147d, _
199.55d, 9214.16d, Decimal.MaxValue }
Dim result As Long

For Each value As Decimal In values
Try
result = Convert.ToInt64(value)
Console.WriteLine("Converted the {0} value '{1}' to the {2} value {3}.", _
value.GetType().Name, value, _
result.GetType().Name, result)
Catch e As OverflowException
Console.WriteLine("{0} is outside the range of the Int64 type.", _
value)
End Try
Next
' The example displays the following output:
'    -79228162514264337593543950335 is outside the range of the Int64 type.
'    Converted the Decimal value '-1034.23' to the Int64 value -1034.
'    Converted the Decimal value '-12' to the Int64 value -12.
'    Converted the Decimal value '0' to the Int64 value 0.
'    Converted the Decimal value '147' to the Int64 value 147.
'    Converted the Decimal value '199.55' to the Int64 value 200.
'    Converted the Decimal value '9214.16' to the Int64 value 9214.
'    79228162514264337593543950335 is outside the range of the Int64 type.
```

## Platforms

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.

## Version Information

#### .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