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Convert.ToSByte Method (Int64)

Converts the value of the specified 64-bit signed integer to an equivalent 8-bit signed integer.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

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

[CLSCompliantAttribute(false)]
public static sbyte ToSByte(
	long value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Int64

The 64-bit signed integer to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.SByte
An 8-bit signed integer that is equivalent to value.

ExceptionCondition
OverflowException

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

The following example attempts to convert each element in an array of long integers to a signed byte.

long[] numbers = { Int64.MinValue, -1, 0, 121, 340, Int64.MaxValue };
sbyte result;
foreach (long number in numbers)
{
   try {
      result = Convert.ToSByte(number);
      Console.WriteLine("Converted the {0} value {1} to the {2} value {3}.",
                        number.GetType().Name, number,
                        result.GetType().Name, result);
   }
   catch (OverflowException) {
      Console.WriteLine("The {0} value {1} is outside the range of the SByte type.",
                        number.GetType().Name, number);
   }
}
// The example displays the following output: 
//    The Int64 value -9223372036854775808 is outside the range of the SByte type. 
//    Converted the Int64 value -1 to the SByte value -1. 
//    Converted the Int64 value 0 to the SByte value 0. 
//    Converted the Int64 value 121 to the SByte value 121. 
//    The Int64 value 340 is outside the range of the SByte type. 
//    The Int64 value 9223372036854775807 is outside the range of the SByte type.

.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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