Binary to Decimal Conversion in C#

Binary to Decimal Conversion in C# with Examples

In this article, I am going to discuss the Binary to Decimal Conversion in C# with some examples. Please read our previous article where we discussed the Decimal to Binary Conversion Program in C# with examples. In C#, we can easily convert a binary number (base-2 (i.e. 0 or 1)) into decimal number (base-10 (i.e. 0 to 9)).

How to Convert Binary Number to Decimal Number in C#?

The following diagram shows how to convert a binary number i.e. 10101 into its equivalent decimal number i.e. 21.

Binary to Decimal Conversion in C#

Implementing Binary to Decimal Conversion Program in C#:

In the following example, first we extract the digits of given binary number starting from right most digits using the modulus operator. Once we extract the number, then we multiply the digit with the proper base i.e. power of 2 and add the result into the decimalValue variable. At the end, the decimalValue variable will hole the required decimal number.

using System;
namespace LINQDemo
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            Console.Write("Enter the Binary Number : ");
            int binaryNumber = int.Parse(Console.ReadLine());
            int decimalValue = 0;

            // initializing base1 value to 1, i.e 2^0 
            int base1 = 1;
            
            while (binaryNumber > 0)
            {
                int reminder = binaryNumber % 10;
                binaryNumber = binaryNumber / 10;
                decimalValue += reminder * base1;
                base1 = base1 * 2;
            }
            Console.Write($"Decimal Value : {decimalValue} ");

            Console.ReadKey();
        }
    }
}

Output:

Implementing Binary to Decimal Conversion in C#

Please Note: The above program works with binary numbers within the range of integers. If you want to work with long binary numbers such as 20 bits or 30 bit, then you need to use the string variable to store the binary numbers.

Binary to Decimal Conversion using Convert.ToInt32() method:

In the following example we are using the ToInt32 method to convert a binary number to decimal number. This except expect two parameters. First parameter is the string representation of the binary number and the second parameter is the base value i.e. in our case it is 2.

using System;
namespace LINQDemo
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            Console.Write("Enter the Binary Number : ");
            int binaryNumber = int.Parse(Console.ReadLine());

            int decimalValue = Convert.ToInt32(binaryNumber.ToString(), 2);           
            Console.Write($"Decimal Value : {decimalValue} ");

            Console.ReadKey();
        }
    }
}

Output:

Binary to Decimal Conversion using Convert.ToInt32() method

In the next article, I am going to discuss the Character Occurrences in a String Program in C# with some examples. Here, in this article, I try to explain the Binary to Decimal Conversion Program in C# with some examples.

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