Convert.ToChar Method (Int64)


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

Namespace:   System
Assembly:  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.

Exception Condition

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);

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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