# Decimal ImplicitWideningImplicitImplicit Conversion (Int16 to Decimal)

Converts a 16-bit signed integer to a Decimal.

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

## Syntax

``````Public Shared Widening Operator CType ( _
value As Short _
) As Decimal
``````
``````public static implicit operator decimal (
short value
)
``````

#### Return Value

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

## Examples

The following code example converts Int16 values to Decimal numbers using the Int16 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 op_Implicit conversion from Short to Decimal.

Module Example

Const formatter As String = _
"{0,16}{1,15}{2,10:X8}{3,9:X8}{4,9:X8}{5,9:X8}"

' Convert the Short argument and display the Decimal value.
Sub DecimalFromInt16(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock, ByVal argument As Short)

Dim decValue As Decimal
Dim bits() As Integer

' The compiler invokes a constructor in Visual Basic
' unless op_Implicit is explicitly called.
decValue = Decimal.op_Implicit(argument)

' Display the Decimal and its binary representation.
bits = Decimal.GetBits(decValue)
outputBlock.Text &= String.Format(formatter, argument, decValue, _
bits(3), bits(2), bits(1), bits(0)) & vbCrLf
End Sub

Public Sub Demo(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock)

outputBlock.Text &= String.Format( _
"This example of the op_Implicit conversion from " & _
"Short to Decimal generates the " & vbCrLf & _
"following output. It displays the Decimal value " & _
"and its binary representation." & vbCrLf) & vbCrLf
outputBlock.Text &= String.Format(formatter, "Short argument", _
"Decimal value", "bits(3)", "bits(2)", _
"bits(1)", "bits(0)") & vbCrLf
outputBlock.Text &= String.Format(formatter, "--------------", _
"-------------", "-------", "-------", _
"-------", "-------") & vbCrLf

' Convert Short values and display the results.
DecimalFromInt16(outputBlock, Short.MinValue)
DecimalFromInt16(outputBlock, Short.MaxValue)
DecimalFromInt16(outputBlock, &HFFF)
DecimalFromInt16(outputBlock, 12345)
DecimalFromInt16(outputBlock, -10000)
End Sub
End Module

' This example of the op_Implicit conversion from Short to Decimal generates the
' following output. It displays the Decimal value and its binary representation.
'
'   Short argument  Decimal value   bits(3)  bits(2)  bits(1)  bits(0)
'   --------------  -------------   -------  -------  -------  -------
'           -32768         -32768  80000000 00000000 00000000 00008000
'            32767          32767  00000000 00000000 00000000 00007FFF
'             4095           4095  00000000 00000000 00000000 00000FFF
'            12345          12345  00000000 00000000 00000000 00003039
'           -10000         -10000  80000000 00000000 00000000 00002710
``````
``````// Example of the implicit conversion from short to decimal.
using System;

class Example
{
const string formatter =
"{0,15}{1,15}{2,10:X8}{3,9:X8}{4,9:X8}{5,9:X8}";

// Convert the short argument and display the decimal value.
public static void DecimalFromInt16(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock, short 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 short " +
"to decimal generates the \nfollowing output. It " +
"displays the decimal value and its binary " +
"representation.\n") + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(formatter, "short argument",
"decimal value", "bits[3]", "bits[2]",
"bits[1]", "bits[0]") + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(formatter, "--------------",
"-------------", "-------", "-------",
"-------", "-------") + "\n";

// Convert short values and display the results.
DecimalFromInt16(outputBlock, short.MinValue);
DecimalFromInt16(outputBlock, short.MaxValue);
DecimalFromInt16(outputBlock, 0xFFF);
DecimalFromInt16(outputBlock, 12345);
DecimalFromInt16(outputBlock, -10000);
}
}

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

short argument  decimal value   bits[3]  bits[2]  bits[1]  bits[0]
--------------  -------------   -------  -------  -------  -------
-32768         -32768  80000000 00000000 00000000 00008000
32767          32767  00000000 00000000 00000000 00007FFF
4095           4095  00000000 00000000 00000000 00000FFF
12345          12345  00000000 00000000 00000000 00003039
-10000         -10000  80000000 00000000 00000000 00002710
*/
``````

## Version Information

#### Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

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