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Decimal.ToInt16 Method

Converts the value of the specified Decimal to the equivalent 16-bit signed integer.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared Function ToInt16 ( _
	value As Decimal _
) As Short

Parameters

value
Type: System.Decimal

The decimal number to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Int16
A 16-bit signed integer equivalent to value.

ExceptionCondition
OverflowException

value is less than Int16.MinValue or greater than Int16.MaxValue.

The following example uses the ToInt16 method to convert decimal numbers to Int16 values.

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim values() As Decimal = { 123d, New Decimal(123000, 0, 0, false, 3), 
                                  123.999d, 65535.999d, 65536d,
                                  32767.999d, 32768d, -0.999d, 
                                  -1d,  -32768.999d, -32769d }

      For Each value In values
         Try 
            Dim number As Short = Decimal.ToInt16(value)
            Console.WriteLine("{0} --> {1}", value, number)       
         Catch e As OverflowException
             Console.WriteLine("{0}: {1}", e.GetType().Name, value)
         End Try    
      Next 
   End Sub 
End Module 
' The example displays the following output: 
'     123 --> 123 
'     123.000 --> 123 
'     123.999 --> 123 
'     OverflowException: 65535.999 
'     OverflowException: 65536 
'     32767.999 --> 32767 
'     OverflowException: 32768 
'     -0.999 --> 0 
'     -1 --> -1 
'     -32768.999 --> -32768 
'     OverflowException: -32769

.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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