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Decimal Implicit Conversion (UInt16 to Decimal)

Converts a 16-bit unsigned integer to a Decimal.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

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

public static implicit operator decimal (
	ushort value


Type: System.UInt16
A 16-bit unsigned integer.

Return Value

Type: System.Decimal
A Decimal that represents the converted 16-bit unsigned integer.

The following code example converts UInt16 values to Decimal numbers using the UInt16 to Decimal conversion. This conversion is implicit in C#, but requires the op_Implicit operator in Visual Basic and C++. Implicit conversions to Decimal use other methods in these languages.

// Example of the implicit conversion from ushort to decimal.
using System;

class Example
   const string formatter =

   // Convert the ushort argument and display the decimal value.
   public static void DecimalFromUInt16(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock, ushort argument)
      decimal decValue;
      int[] bits;

      // Display the decimal and its binary representation.
      decValue = argument;
      bits = decimal.GetBits(decValue);

      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(formatter, argument, decValue,
          bits[3], bits[2], bits[1], bits[0]) + "\n";

   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(
          "This example of the implicit conversion from ushort " +
          "to decimal generates the \nfollowing output. It " +
          "displays the decimal value and its binary " +
          "representation.\n") + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(formatter, "ushort argument",
          "decimal value", "bits[3]", "bits[2]",
          "bits[1]", "bits[0]") + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(formatter, "---------------",
          "-------------", "-------", "-------",
          "-------", "-------") + "\n";

      // Convert ushort values and display the results.
      DecimalFromUInt16(outputBlock, ushort.MinValue);
      DecimalFromUInt16(outputBlock, ushort.MaxValue);
      DecimalFromUInt16(outputBlock, 0xFFF);
      DecimalFromUInt16(outputBlock, 12345);
      DecimalFromUInt16(outputBlock, 40000);

This example of the implicit conversion from ushort to decimal generates the
following output. It displays the decimal value and its binary representation.

ushort argument  decimal value   bits[3]  bits[2]  bits[1]  bits[0]
---------------  -------------   -------  -------  -------  -------
              0              0  00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
          65535          65535  00000000 00000000 00000000 0000FFFF
           4095           4095  00000000 00000000 00000000 00000FFF
          12345          12345  00000000 00000000 00000000 00003039
          40000          40000  00000000 00000000 00000000 00009C40


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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