# Convert.ToInt16 Method (Decimal)

.NET Framework (current version)

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Converts the value of the specified decimal number to an equivalent 16-bit signed integer.

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

## Syntax

```public static short ToInt16(
decimal value
)
```

#### Parameters

value
Type: System.Decimal

The decimal number to convert.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Int16

value, rounded to the nearest 16-bit signed integer. If value is halfway between two whole numbers, the even number is returned; that is, 4.5 is converted to 4, and 5.5 is converted to 6.

## Exceptions

Exception Condition
OverflowException

value is greater than Int16.MaxValue or less than Int16.MinValue.

## Examples

The following example attempts to convert each element in an array of Decimal values to a 16-bit signed integer. The example illustrates that any fractional part of a Decimal value is rounded when performing the conversion.

```decimal[] values = { Decimal.MinValue, -1034.23m, -12m, 0m, 147m,
9214.16m, Decimal.MaxValue };
short result;

foreach (decimal value in values)
{
try {
result = Convert.ToInt16(value);
Console.WriteLine("Converted {0} to {1}.", value, result);
}
catch (OverflowException)
{
Console.WriteLine("{0} is outside the range of the Int16 type.",
value);
}
}
// The example displays the following output:
//    -79228162514264337593543950335 is outside the range of the Int16 type.
//    Converted -1034.23 to -1034.
//    Converted -12 to -12.
//    Converted 0 to 0.
//    Converted 147 to 147.
//    Converted 9214.16 to 9214.
//    79228162514264337593543950335 is outside the range of the Int16 type.
```

## Version Information

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