Int16.MaxValue Field

July 28, 2014

Represents the largest possible value of an Int16. This field is constant.

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

public const short MaxValue

The value of this constant is 32767; that is, hexadecimal 0x7FFF.

The MaxValue property is typically used to prevent an OverflowException when converting from a numeric type with a greater upper range (such as a UInt16 or a Int32) to an Int16. The example illustrates this usage.

The following example uses the MaxValue property to prevent an OverflowException when converting to an Int16 value.


long[] numbersToConvert = { 162345, 32183, -54000 };
short newNumber;
foreach (long number in numbersToConvert)
{
   if (number >= Int16.MinValue && number <= Int16.MaxValue)
   {
      newNumber = Convert.ToInt16(number);
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Successfully converted {0} to an Int16.",
                        newNumber) + "\n";
   }
   else
   {
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Unable to convert {0} to an Int16.", number) + "\n";
   }
}
// The example displays the following output:
//       Unable to convert 162345 to an Int16.
//       Successfully converted 32183 to an Int16.
//       Unable to convert -54000 to an Int16.   


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Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

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