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BitConverter.GetBytes Method (Int16)

Returns the specified 16-bit signed integer value as an array of bytes.

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

[SecuritySafeCriticalAttribute]
public static byte[] GetBytes(
	short value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Int16
The number to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Byte[]
An array of bytes with length 2.

The following code example converts the bit patterns of Int16 values to Byte arrays with the GetBytes method.


// Example of the BitConverter.GetBytes( short ) method.
using System;

class Example
{
   const string formatter = "{0,10}{1,13}";

   // Convert a short argument to a byte array and display it.
   public static void GetBytesInt16(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock, short argument)
   {
      byte[] byteArray = BitConverter.GetBytes(argument);
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(formatter, argument,
          BitConverter.ToString(byteArray)) + "\n";
   }

   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(
          "This example of the BitConverter.GetBytes( short ) " +
          "\nmethod generates the following output.\n") + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(formatter, "short", "byte array") + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(formatter, "-----", "----------") + "\n";

      // Convert short values and display the results.
      GetBytesInt16(outputBlock, 0);
      GetBytesInt16(outputBlock, 15);
      GetBytesInt16(outputBlock, -15);
      GetBytesInt16(outputBlock, 10000);
      GetBytesInt16(outputBlock, -10000);
      GetBytesInt16(outputBlock, short.MinValue);
      GetBytesInt16(outputBlock, short.MaxValue);
   }
}

/*
This example of the BitConverter.GetBytes( short )
method generates the following output.

     short   byte array
     -----   ----------
         0        00-00
        15        0F-00
       -15        F1-FF
     10000        10-27
    -10000        F0-D8
    -32768        00-80
     32767        FF-7F
*/


Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

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