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Decimal Narrowing Conversion (Decimal to Int32)

Converts a Decimal to a 32-bit signed integer.

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

Public Shared Narrowing Operator CType ( _
	value As Decimal _
) As Integer


Type: System.Decimal
The value to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
A 32-bit signed integer that represents the converted Decimal.


value is less than Int32.MinValue or greater than Int32.MaxValue.

This operator supports the explicit conversion of a Decimal to a Int32. The syntax for such explicit conversions is language-dependent, and individual language compilers can provide different implementations and return different results. The example illustrates the different return values when you explicitly convert a Decimal value to an Int32 value by using C# and Visual Basic. To perform a conversion that is independent of language, you can call the ToInt32 or the Convert.ToInt32(Decimal) method.

The following code example converts Decimal numbers to Int32 values using the explicit Decimal to Int32 conversion.

' Example of the explicit conversions from Decimal to Integer and 
' Decimal to UInteger.
Module DecimalToU_Int32Demo

    Const formatter As String = "{0,17}{1,19}{2,19}"

    ' Convert the decimal argument catch exceptions that are thrown.
    Public Sub DecimalToU_Int32(argument As Decimal)
        Dim Int32Value As Object
        Dim UInt32Value As Object

        ' Convert the argument to an int value.
            Int32Value = CInt(argument)
        Catch ex As Exception 
            Int32Value = ex.GetType().Name
        End Try

        ' Convert the argument to a uint value.
            UInt32Value = CUInt(argument)
        Catch ex As Exception
            UInt32Value = ex.GetType().Name
        End Try

        Console.WriteLine(formatter, argument, _
            Int32Value, UInt32Value)
    End Sub

    Public Sub Main( )
        Console.WriteLine( formatter, "Decimal Argument", _ 
            "Integer/Exception", "UInteger/Exception" )
        Console.WriteLine( formatter, "----------------", _ 
            "-------------", "--------------" )

        ' Convert decimal values and display the results.
        DecimalToU_Int32( 123d)
        DecimalToU_Int32(New Decimal(123000, 0, 0, False, 3))
    End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output to the console:
'     Decimal Argument  Integer/Exception UInteger/Exception
'     ----------------      -------------     --------------
'                  123                123                123
'              123.000                123                123
'              123.999                124                124
'       4294967295.999  OverflowException  OverflowException
'           4294967296  OverflowException  OverflowException
'       2147483647.999  OverflowException         2147483648
'           2147483648  OverflowException         2147483648
'               -0.999                 -1  OverflowException
'                   -1                 -1  OverflowException
'      -2147483648.999  OverflowException  OverflowException
'          -2147483649  OverflowException  OverflowException

.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

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.