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Convert.ToChar Method (Int64)

Converts the value of the specified 64-bit signed integer to its equivalent Unicode character.

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

public static char ToChar(
	long value


Type: System.Int64

The 64-bit signed integer to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Char
A Unicode character that is equivalent to value.


value is less than Char.MinValue or greater than Char.MaxValue.

The following example attempts to convert a long integer to a Char, and throws a OverflowException on failure.

		public void ConvertLongChar(long longVal) {

			char	charVal = 'a';

			try {
				charVal = System.Convert.ToChar(longVal);
				System.Console.WriteLine("{0} as a char is {1}",
					longVal, charVal);
			catch (System.OverflowException) {
					"Overflow in long-to-char conversion.");
			// A conversion from Char to long cannot overflow.
			longVal = System.Convert.ToInt64(charVal);
			System.Console.WriteLine("{0} as an Int64 is {1}",
				charVal, longVal);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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