What is Type Casting in C#? RRS feed

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  • So, I was looking up a tutorial online and it defined a thing called Type Casting. So i looked it up and something like this showed up,

    int x = (int) 20.9;
    float num1 = (float) 20.9

    It also said that If we want to assign a number like 20.9 to a float or decimal we need to add the 'f' and 'm' suffixes respectively, What does this Mean? And When would I use Type Casting?

    Thank you

    Thursday, February 28, 2019 1:43 PM


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  • Hello,

    Please read the documentation on type casting which is about a four minute time to read

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    • Marked as answer by Frozen_Nova Thursday, March 7, 2019 1:19 PM
    Thursday, February 28, 2019 2:20 PM
  • You can see : Type-Cast Conversions
    Thursday, February 28, 2019 2:22 PM
  • Hi Frozen_Nova,

    Thank you for posting here.

    According to your description, you want to know more information about type casting.

    The following link provides some simple code and it will be helpful for you.

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    Friday, March 1, 2019 5:45 AM