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Decimal Constructor (UInt64)


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Initializes a new instance of Decimal to the value of the specified 64-bit unsigned integer.

This API is not CLS-compliant.

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

public Decimal(
	ulong value


Type: System.UInt64

The value to represent as a Decimal.

The following code example creates several Decimal numbers using the constructor overload that initializes a Decimal structure with a UInt64 value.

// Example of the decimal( ulong ) constructor.
using System;

class DecimalCtorLDemo
    // Create a decimal object and display its value.
    public static void CreateDecimal( ulong value, string valToStr )
        decimal decimalNum = new decimal( value );

        // Format the constructor for display.
        string ctor = String.Format( "decimal( {0} )", valToStr );

        // Display the constructor and its value.
        Console.WriteLine( "{0,-35}{1,22}", ctor, decimalNum );

    public static void Main( )
        Console.WriteLine( "This example of the decimal( ulong ) " +
            "constructor \ngenerates the following output.\n" );
        Console.WriteLine( "{0,-35}{1,22}", "Constructor", "Value" );
        Console.WriteLine( "{0,-35}{1,22}", "-----------", "-----" );

        // Construct decimal objects from ulong values.
        CreateDecimal( ulong.MinValue, "ulong.MinValue" );
        CreateDecimal( ulong.MaxValue, "ulong.MaxValue" );
        CreateDecimal( long.MaxValue, "long.MaxValue" );
        CreateDecimal( 999999999999999999, "999999999999999999" );
        CreateDecimal( 0x2000000000000000, "0x2000000000000000" );
        CreateDecimal( 0xE000000000000000, "0xE000000000000000" );

This example of the decimal( ulong ) constructor
generates the following output.

Constructor                                         Value
-----------                                         -----
decimal( ulong.MinValue )                               0
decimal( ulong.MaxValue )            18446744073709551615
decimal( long.MaxValue )              9223372036854775807
decimal( 999999999999999999 )          999999999999999999
decimal( 0x2000000000000000 )         2305843009213693952
decimal( 0xE000000000000000 )        16140901064495857664

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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