# Decimal - GetBits

Converts the value of a specified instance of to its equivalent binary representation.

```public static void Main()
{
// Define an array of Decimal values.
Decimal[] values = { 1M, 2M, 10M, 1000M,
1000.00000000000000M, 1.0000000000000000000000000000M,
123456789M, 0.123456789M, 0.000000000123456789M,
0.000000000000000000123456789M, 4294967295M,
18446744073709551615M, Decimal.MaxValue,
Decimal.MinValue, -7.9228162514264337593543950335M };

Console.WriteLine("{0,31}  {1,10:X8}{2,10:X8}{3,10:X8}{4,10:X8}",
"Argument", "Bits[3]", "Bits[2]", "Bits[1]","Bits[0]");
Console.WriteLine("{0,31}  {1,10:X8}{2,10:X8}{3,10:X8}{4,10:X8}",
"--------", "-------", "-------", "-------", "-------");

// Iterate each element and display its binary representation
foreach (var value in values)
{
// C# Extension Method: Decimal - GetBits
int[] bits = value.GetBits();
Console.WriteLine("{0,31}  {1,10:X8}{2,10:X8}{3,10:X8}{4,10:X8}",
value, bits[3], bits[2], bits[1], bits[0]);
}
}
```

View Source
```using System;

public static partial class Extensions
{
/// <summary>
///     Converts the value of a specified instance of  to its equivalent binary representation.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="d">The value to convert.</param>
/// <returns>A 32-bit signed integer array with four elements that contain the binary representation of .</returns>
public static Int32[] GetBits(this Decimal d)
{
return Decimal.GetBits(d);
}
}
```