Convert.ToSByte Method (String, IFormatProvider)

Converts the specified string representation of a number to an equivalent 8-bit signed integer, using the specified culture-specific formatting information.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

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

[<CLSCompliantAttribute(false)>]
static member ToSByte : 
        value:string * 
        provider:IFormatProvider -> sbyte

Parameters

value
Type: System.String

A string that contains the number to convert.

provider
Type: System.IFormatProvider

An object that supplies culture-specific formatting information.

Return Value

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

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

value is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

FormatException

value does not consist of an optional sign followed by a sequence of digits (0 through 9).

OverflowException

value represents a number that is less than SByte.MinValue or greater than SByte.MaxValue.

provider is an IFormatProvider instance that obtains a NumberFormatInfo object. The NumberFormatInfo object provides culture-specific information about the format of value. If provider is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), the NumberFormatInfo for the current culture is used.

If you prefer not to handle an exception if the conversion fails, you can call the SByte.TryParse method instead. It returns a Boolean value that indicates whether the conversion succeeded or failed.

The following example converts string representations of SByte values with the ToSByte method, using an IFormatProvider object.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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 Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

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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