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Convert.ToChar Method (Int64)

Converts the value of the specified 64-bit signed integer to its equivalent Unicode character.

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

public static char ToChar(
	long value


Type: System.Int64
The 64-bit signed integer to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Char
A Unicode character that is equivalent to value.


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

The following example attempts to convert a long integer to a Char, and throws a OverflowException on failure.

		public void ConvertLongChar(long longVal) {

			char	charVal = 'a';

			try {
				charVal = System.Convert.ToChar(longVal);
				System.Console.WriteLine("{0} as a char is {1}",
					longVal, charVal);
			catch (System.OverflowException) {
					"Overflow in long-to-char conversion.");
			// A conversion from Char to long cannot overflow.
			longVal = System.Convert.ToInt64(charVal);
			System.Console.WriteLine("{0} as an Int64 is {1}",
				charVal, longVal);

.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.