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Convert.ToChar Method (Int16)

Converts the value of the specified 16-bit signed integer to its equivalent Unicode character.

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

public static char ToChar(
	short value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Int16
The 16-bit signed integer to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Char
A Unicode character that is equivalent to value.

ExceptionCondition
OverflowException

value is less than Char.MinValue.

The following example converts an array of signed 16-bit integers to Char values.


short[] numbers = { Int16.MinValue, 0, 40, 160, 255, 1028, 
                    2011, Int16.MaxValue };
char result;
foreach (short number in numbers)
{
   try {
      result = Convert.ToChar(number);
      Console.WriteLine("{0} converts to '{1}'.", number, result);
   }   
   catch (OverflowException) {
      Console.WriteLine("{0} is outside the range of the Char data type.", 
                        number);
   }
}   
// The example displays the following output:
//       -32768 is outside the range of the Char data type.
//       0 converts to ' '.
//       40 converts to '('.
//       160 converts to ' '.
//       255 converts to 'ÿ'.
//       1028 converts to '?'.
//       2011 converts to '?'.
//       32767 converts to '?'.      


.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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