Convert.ToDecimal Method (Object, IFormatProvider)

Converts the value of the specified Object to an Decimal number using the specified culture-specific formatting information.

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


Public Shared Function ToDecimal ( _
    value As Object, _
    provider As IFormatProvider _
) As Decimal
public static decimal ToDecimal(
    Object value,
    IFormatProvider provider


Return Value

Type: System.Decimal
A Decimal number equivalent to the value of value, or zero if value is nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


Exception Condition

value does not implement IConvertible.


The return value is the result of invoking the IConvertible.ToDecimal method of the underlying type of value.

provider enables the user to specify culture-specific conversion information about the contents of value. For example, if value is a String that represents a number, provider could supply culture-specific information about the notation used to represent that number.

The base types ignore provider; however, it is honored if value is a user-defined type that implements the IConvertible interface.

Version Information


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.