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Convert.ToSByte Method (Byte)

Converts the value of the specified 8-bit unsigned integer to the equivalent 8-bit signed integer.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

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

[CLSCompliantAttribute(false)]
public static sbyte ToSByte(
	byte value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Byte

The 8-bit unsigned integer to convert.

Return Value

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

ExceptionCondition
OverflowException

value is greater than SByte.MaxValue.

The following example attempts to convert each element in a byte array to a signed byte.

byte[] numbers = { Byte.MinValue, 10, 100, Byte.MaxValue };
sbyte result;

foreach (byte number in numbers)
{
   try {
      result = Convert.ToSByte(number);
      Console.WriteLine("Converted the {0} value {1} to the {2} value {3}.",
                        number.GetType().Name, number,
                        result.GetType().Name, result);
   }                           
   catch (OverflowException) {
      Console.WriteLine("The {0} value {1} is outside the range of the SByte type.",
                        number.GetType().Name, number);
   }
}
// The example displays the following output: 
//    Converted the Byte value 0 to the SByte value 0. 
//    Converted the Byte value 10 to the SByte value 10. 
//    Converted the Byte value 100 to the SByte value 100. 
//    The Byte value 255 is outside the range of the SByte type.

.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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