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Convert.ToSByte Method (Byte)

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

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

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

'Declaration
<CLSCompliantAttribute(False)> _
Public Shared Function ToSByte ( _
	value As Byte _
) As SByte

Parameters

value
Type: System.Byte
The 8-bit unsigned 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.

The following example attempts to convert each element in a byte array to a signed byte.


Dim numbers() As Byte = { Byte.MinValue, 10, 100, Byte.MaxValue }
Dim result As SByte
For Each number As Byte 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 e As OverflowException
      Console.WriteLine("The {0} value {1} is outside the range of the SByte type.", _
                        number.GetType().Name, number)
   End Try
Next
' The example displays the following output:
'    Converted the Byte value 0 to the SByte value 0.
'    Converted the Byte value 10 to the SByte value 10.
'    Converted the Byte value 100 to the SByte value 100.
'    The Byte value 255 is outside the range of the SByte type.


.NET Framework

Supported in: 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

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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