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Decimal Explicit Conversion (Double to Decimal)

Defines an explicit conversion of a double-precision floating-point number to a Decimal.

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

public static explicit operator decimal (
	double value


Type: System.Double

The double-precision floating-point number to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Decimal
The converted double-precision floating point number.


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


value is Double.NaN, Double.PositiveInfinity, or Double.NegativeInfinity.

The following example converts Double values to Decimal numbers by using the Double to Decimal conversion. This conversion requires the op_Explicit operator in Visual Basic.

// Example of the explicit conversion from double to decimal. 
using System;

class DecimalFromDoubleDemo
    const string formatter = "{0,25:E16}{1,33}";

    // Get the exception type name; remove the namespace prefix. 
    public static string GetExceptionType( Exception ex )
        string exceptionType = ex.GetType( ).ToString( );
        return exceptionType.Substring( 
            exceptionType.LastIndexOf( '.' ) + 1 );

    // Convert the double argument; catch exceptions that are thrown. 
    public static void DecimalFromDouble( double argument )
        object decValue;

        // Convert the double argument to a decimal value. 
            decValue = (decimal)argument;
        catch( Exception ex )
            decValue = GetExceptionType( ex );

        Console.WriteLine( formatter, argument, decValue );

    public static void Main( )
            "This example of the explicit conversion from double " +
            "to decimal \ngenerates the following output.\n" );
        Console.WriteLine( formatter, "double argument", 
            "decimal value" );
        Console.WriteLine( formatter, "---------------", 
            "-------------" );

        // Convert double values and display the results.
        DecimalFromDouble( 1.234567890123E-30 );
        DecimalFromDouble( 1.2345678901234E-25 );
        DecimalFromDouble( 1.23456789012345E-20 );
        DecimalFromDouble( 1.234567890123456E-10 );
        DecimalFromDouble( 1.2345678901234567 );
        DecimalFromDouble( 1.23456789012345678E+12 );
        DecimalFromDouble( 1.234567890123456789E+28 );
        DecimalFromDouble( 1.234567890123456789E+30 );

This example of the explicit conversion from double to decimal
generates the following output.

          double argument                    decimal value
          ---------------                    -------------
  1.2345678901230000E-030                                0
  1.2345678901233999E-025   0.0000000000000000000000001235
  1.2345678901234499E-020   0.0000000000000000000123456789
  1.2345678901234560E-010       0.000000000123456789012346
  1.2345678901234567E+000                 1.23456789012346
  1.2345678901234568E+012                 1234567890123.46
  1.2345678901234568E+028    12345678901234600000000000000
  1.2345678901234569E+030                OverflowException

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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