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Int16.Parse Method (String)

Converts the string representation of a number to its 16-bit signed integer equivalent.

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

public static short Parse(
	string s
)

Parameters

s
Type: System.String

A string containing a number to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Int16
A 16-bit signed integer equivalent to the number contained in s.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

s is null.

FormatException

s is not in the correct format.

OverflowException

s represents a number less than MinValue or greater than MaxValue.

The s parameter contains a number of the form:

[ws][sign]digits[ws]

Elements in square brackets ([ and ]) are optional. The following table describes each element.

Element

Description

ws

Optional white space.

sign

An optional sign.

digits

A sequence of digits ranging from 0 to 9.

The s parameter is interpreted using the NumberStyles.Integer style. In addition to the integer value's decimal digits, only leading and trailing spaces together with a leading sign are allowed. To explicitly define the style elements that can be present in s, use either the Int16.Parse(String, NumberStyles) or the Parse method.

The s parameter is parsed using the formatting information in a NumberFormatInfo object that is initialized for the current system culture. For more information, see CurrentInfo. To parse a string using the formatting information of some other culture, use the Int16.Parse(String, IFormatProvider) or the Int16.Parse(String, NumberStyles, IFormatProvider) method.

The following example demonstrates how to convert a string value into a 16-bit signed integer value using the Int16.Parse(String) method. The resulting integer value is then displayed to the console.

string value;
short number;

value = " 12603 ";
try
{
   number = Int16.Parse(value);
   Console.WriteLine("Converted '{0}' to {1}.", value, number);
}
catch (FormatException)
{
   Console.WriteLine("Unable to convert '{0}' to a 16-bit signed integer.", 
                     value);
}

value = " 16,054";
try
{
   number = Int16.Parse(value);
   Console.WriteLine("Converted '{0}' to {1}.", value, number);
}
catch (FormatException)
{
   Console.WriteLine("Unable to convert '{0}' to a 16-bit signed integer.", 
                     value);
}

value = " -17264";
try
{
   number = Int16.Parse(value);
   Console.WriteLine("Converted '{0}' to {1}.", value, number);
}
catch (FormatException)
{
   Console.WriteLine("Unable to convert '{0}' to a 16-bit signed integer.", 
                     value);
}
// The example displays the following output to the console: 
//       Converted ' 12603 ' to 12603. 
//       Unable to convert ' 16,054' to a 16-bit signed integer. 
//       Converted ' -17264' to -17264.      

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

.NET Framework

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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