Int16.MaxValue Field


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

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

public const short MaxValue

Field Value

Type: System.Int16

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);
      Console.WriteLine("Successfully converted {0} to an Int16.", 
      Console.WriteLine("Unable to convert {0} to an Int16.", number);
// The example displays the following output to the console:
//       Unable to convert 162345 to an Int16.
//       Successfully converted 32183 to an Int16.
//       Unable to convert -54000 to an Int16.   

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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