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Decimal Constructor (Int32)

Initializes a new instance of Decimal to the value of the specified 32-bit signed integer.

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

public Decimal(
	int value


Type: System.Int32
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 an Int32 value.

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

class Example
   // Create a decimal object and display its value.
   public static void CreateDecimal(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock, int 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.
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("{0,-30}{1,16}", ctor, decimalNum) + "\n";

   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
      outputBlock.Text += "This example of the decimal( int ) " +
          "constructor \ngenerates the following output.\n" + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("{0,-30}{1,16}", "Constructor", "Value") + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("{0,-30}{1,16}", "-----------", "-----") + "\n";

      // Construct decimal objects from int values.
      CreateDecimal(outputBlock, int.MinValue, "int.MinValue");
      CreateDecimal(outputBlock, int.MaxValue, "int.MaxValue");
      CreateDecimal(outputBlock, 0, "0");
      CreateDecimal(outputBlock, 999999999, "999999999");
      CreateDecimal(outputBlock, 0x40000000, "0x40000000");
      CreateDecimal(outputBlock, unchecked((int)0xC0000000),

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

Constructor                              Value
-----------                              -----
decimal( int.MinValue )            -2147483648
decimal( int.MaxValue )             2147483647
decimal( 0 )                                 0
decimal( 999999999 )                 999999999
decimal( 0x40000000 )               1073741824
decimal( (int)0xC0000000 )         -1073741824


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

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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