Convert.ToInt16 Method (Char)

 
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Converts the value of the specified Unicode character to the equivalent 16-bit signed integer.

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

public static short ToInt16(
	char value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Char

The Unicode character to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Int16

A 16-bit signed integer that is equivalent to value.

Exception Condition
OverflowException

value is greater than Int16.MaxValue.

The following example attempts to convert each element in an array of Char values to a 16-bit signed integer.

char[] chars = { 'a', 'z', '\x0007', '\x03FF',
                 '\x7FFF', '\xFFFE' };
short result;

foreach (char ch in chars)
{
   try {
      result = Convert.ToInt16(ch);
      Console.WriteLine("'{0}' converts to {1}.", ch, result);
   }
   catch (OverflowException) {
      Console.WriteLine("Unable to convert u+{0} to an Int16.",
                        ((int)ch).ToString("X4"));
   }
}   
// The example displays the following output:
//       'a' converts to 97.
//       'z' converts to 122.
//       '' converts to 7.
//       '?' converts to 1023.
//       '?' converts to 32767.
//       Unable to convert u+FFFE to a UInt16.

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
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