This documentation is archived and is not being maintained.

# Convert.ToUInt64 Method (Decimal)

Visual Studio 2010

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

This API is not CLS-compliant.

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

## Syntax

```[CLSCompliantAttribute(false)]
public static ulong ToUInt64(
decimal value
)
```

#### Parameters

value
Type: System.Decimal
The decimal number to convert.

#### Return Value

Type: System.UInt64
value, rounded to the nearest 64-bit unsigned 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 less than zero or greater than UInt64.MaxValue.

## Examples

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

```
decimal[] values= { Decimal.MinValue, -1034.23m, -12m, 0m, 147m,
199.55m, 9214.16m, Decimal.MaxValue };
ulong result;

foreach (decimal value in values)
{
try {
result = Convert.ToUInt64(value);
Console.WriteLine("Converted the {0} value '{1}' to the {2} value {3}.",
value.GetType().Name, value,
result.GetType().Name, result);
}
catch (OverflowException) {
Console.WriteLine("{0} is outside the range of the UInt64 type.",
value);
}
}
// The example displays the following output:
//    -79228162514264337593543950335 is outside the range of the UInt64 type.
//    -1034.23 is outside the range of the UInt64 type.
//    -12 is outside the range of the UInt64 type.
//    Converted the Decimal value '0' to the UInt64 value 0.
//    Converted the Decimal value '147' to the UInt64 value 147.
//    Converted the Decimal value '199.55' to the UInt64 value 200.
//    Converted the Decimal value '9214.16' to the UInt64 value 9214.
//    79228162514264337593543950335 is outside the range of the UInt64 type.

```

## Version Information

#### .NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

#### .NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

#### Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

## Platforms

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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