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# Decimal.ToInt16 Method

.NET Framework 4

Updated: May 2012

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, 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.

#### Reference

Date

History

Reason

May 2012

Replaced the example.

Customer feedback.