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Convert.ToByte Method (Int16)

Converts the value of the specified 16-bit signed integer to an equivalent 8-bit unsigned integer.

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

public static byte ToByte(
	short value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Int16
The 16-bit signed integer to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Byte
An 8-bit unsigned integer that is equivalent to value.

ExceptionCondition
OverflowException

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

The following example converts an array of Int16 values to Byte values.


short[] numbers = { Int16.MinValue, -1, 0, 121, 340, Int16.MaxValue };
byte result;
foreach (short number in numbers)
{
   try {
      result = Convert.ToByte(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 Byte type.", 
                        number.GetType().Name, number);
   }
}
// The example displays the following output:
//       The Int16 value -32768 is outside the range of the Byte type.
//       The Int16 value -1 is outside the range of the Byte type.
//       Converted the Int16 value 0 to the Byte value 0.
//       Converted the Int16 value 121 to the Byte value 121.
//       The Int16 value 340 is outside the range of the Byte type.
//       The Int16 value 32767 is outside the range of the Byte type.


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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