Decimal ImplicitWideningImplicitImplicit Conversion (Int16 to Decimal)

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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
)

Parameters

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

Platforms

Windows Phone

See Also

Reference

Decimal Structure

ImplicitWideningImplicitImplicit Overload

System Namespace

Int16