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Convert.ToChar Method (Int64)

Converts the value of the specified 64-bit signed integer to its equivalent Unicode character.

Namespace:  System
Assemblies:   System.Runtime.Extensions (in System.Runtime.Extensions.dll)
  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public static char ToChar(
	long value


Type: System.Int64

The 64-bit signed integer to convert.

Return Value

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


value is less than Char.MinValue or greater than Char.MaxValue.

The following example attempts to convert a long integer to a Char, and throws a OverflowException on failure.

		public void ConvertLongChar(long longVal) {

			char	charVal = 'a';

			try {
				charVal = System.Convert.ToChar(longVal);
				System.Console.WriteLine("{0} as a char is {1}",
					longVal, charVal);
			catch (System.OverflowException) {
					"Overflow in long-to-char conversion.");
			// A conversion from Char to long cannot overflow.
			longVal = System.Convert.ToInt64(charVal);
			System.Console.WriteLine("{0} as an Int64 is {1}",
				charVal, longVal);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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