Complex Implicit Conversion (Byte to Complex)

Defines an implicit conversion of an unsigned byte to a complex number.

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


Public Shared Widening Operator CType ( _
    value As Byte _
) As Complex
public static implicit operator Complex (
    byte value


  • value
    Type: System.Byte
    The value to convert to a complex number.

Return Value

Type: System.Numerics.Complex
An object that contains the value of the value parameter as its real part and zero as its imaginary part.


The overloads of the Implicit operator define the types from which a compiler can automatically convert a Complex object without an explicit casting operator (in C#) or a call to a conversion function (in Visual Basic). They are widening conversions that do not involve data loss and do not throw an OverflowException.

This overload lets the compiler handle conversions from a Byte value to a complex number, as the following example shows. Note that the result of the conversion is a complex number whose real part is equal to the byte value and whose imaginary part is equal to zero.

Dim byteValue As Byte = 122
Dim c1 As System.Numerics.Complex = byteValue
outputBlock.Text &= c1.ToString() + vbCrLf
' The example displays the following output:
'       (122, 0) 
byte byteValue = 122;
System.Numerics.Complex c1 = byteValue;
outputBlock.Text += c1 + "\n";
// The example displays the following output:
//       (122, 0) 

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4


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