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Decimal Constructor (Int32, Int32, Int32, Boolean, Byte)

Initializes a new instance of Decimal from parameters specifying the instance's constituent parts.

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

public Decimal(
	int lo,
	int mid,
	int hi,
	bool isNegative,
	byte scale
)

Parameters

lo
Type: System.Int32
The low 32 bits of a 96-bit integer.
mid
Type: System.Int32
The middle 32 bits of a 96-bit integer.
hi
Type: System.Int32
The high 32 bits of a 96-bit integer.
isNegative
Type: System.Boolean
The sign of the number; 1 is negative, 0 is positive.
scale
Type: System.Byte
A power of 10 ranging from 0 to 28.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

scale is greater than 28.

The binary representation of a Decimal number consists of a 1-bit sign, a 96-bit integer number, and a scaling factor used to divide the integer number and specify what portion of it is a decimal fraction. The scaling factor is implicitly the number 10 raised to an exponent ranging from 0 to 28.

The following code example creates several Decimal numbers using the constructor overload that initializes a Decimal structure with three Int32 value words, a Boolean sign, and a Byte scale factor.


// Example of the decimal( int, int, int, bool, byte ) constructor.
using System;

class Example
{
   // 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);
   }

   // Create a decimal object and display its value.
   public static void CreateDecimal(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock, int low, int mid, int high,
       bool isNeg, byte scale)
   {
      // Format the constructor for display.
      string ctor = String.Format(
          "decimal( {0}, {1}, {2}, {3}, {4} )",
          low, mid, high, isNeg, scale);
      string valOrExc;

      try
      {
         // Construct the decimal value.
         decimal decimalNum = new decimal(
             low, mid, high, isNeg, scale);

         // Format and save the decimal value.
         valOrExc = decimalNum.ToString();
      }
      catch (Exception ex)
      {
         // Save the exception type if an exception was thrown.
         valOrExc = GetExceptionType(ex);
      }

      // Display the constructor and decimal value or exception.
      int ctorLen = 76 - valOrExc.Length;

      // Display the data on one line if it will fit.
      if (ctorLen > ctor.Length)
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("{0}{1}", ctor.PadRight(ctorLen),
             valOrExc) + "\n";

      // Otherwise, display the data on two lines.
      else
      {
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("{0}", ctor) + "\n";
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("{0,76}", valOrExc) + "\n";
      }
   }

   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {

      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("This example of the decimal( int, int, " +
          "int, bool, byte ) \nconstructor " +
          "generates the following output.\n") + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("{0,-38}{1,38}", "Constructor",
          "Value or Exception") + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("{0,-38}{1,38}", "-----------",
          "------------------") + "\n";

      // Construct decimal objects from the component fields.
      CreateDecimal(outputBlock, 0, 0, 0, false, 0);
      CreateDecimal(outputBlock, 0, 0, 0, false, 27);
      CreateDecimal(outputBlock, 0, 0, 0, true, 0);
      CreateDecimal(outputBlock, 1000000000, 0, 0, false, 0);
      CreateDecimal(outputBlock, 0, 1000000000, 0, false, 0);
      CreateDecimal(outputBlock, 0, 0, 1000000000, false, 0);
      CreateDecimal(outputBlock, 1000000000, 1000000000, 1000000000, false, 0);
      CreateDecimal(outputBlock, -1, -1, -1, false, 0);
      CreateDecimal(outputBlock, -1, -1, -1, true, 0);
      CreateDecimal(outputBlock, -1, -1, -1, false, 15);
      CreateDecimal(outputBlock, -1, -1, -1, false, 28);
      CreateDecimal(outputBlock, -1, -1, -1, false, 29);
      CreateDecimal(outputBlock, int.MaxValue, 0, 0, false, 18);
      CreateDecimal(outputBlock, int.MaxValue, 0, 0, false, 28);
      CreateDecimal(outputBlock, int.MaxValue, 0, 0, true, 28);
   }
}

/*
This example of the decimal( int, int, int, bool, byte )
constructor generates the following output.

Constructor                                               Value or Exception
-----------                                               ------------------
decimal( 0, 0, 0, False, 0 )                                               0
decimal( 0, 0, 0, False, 27 )                                              0
decimal( 0, 0, 0, True, 0 )                                                0
decimal( 1000000000, 0, 0, False, 0 )                             1000000000
decimal( 0, 1000000000, 0, False, 0 )                    4294967296000000000
decimal( 0, 0, 1000000000, False, 0 )          18446744073709551616000000000
decimal( 1000000000, 1000000000, 1000000000, False, 0 )
                                               18446744078004518913000000000
decimal( -1, -1, -1, False, 0 )                79228162514264337593543950335
decimal( -1, -1, -1, True, 0 )                -79228162514264337593543950335
decimal( -1, -1, -1, False, 15 )              79228162514264.337593543950335
decimal( -1, -1, -1, False, 28 )              7.9228162514264337593543950335
decimal( -1, -1, -1, False, 29 )                 ArgumentOutOfRangeException
decimal( 2147483647, 0, 0, False, 18 )                  0.000000002147483647
decimal( 2147483647, 0, 0, False, 28 )        0.0000000000000000002147483647
decimal( 2147483647, 0, 0, True, 28 )        -0.0000000000000000002147483647
*/


Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

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