Int16.Parse Method (String)

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

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

Public Shared Function Parse (
	s As String
) As Short

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.

Exception Condition
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.

Dim value As String
Dim number As Short

value = " 12603 "
Try
   number = Short.Parse(value)
   Console.WriteLine("Converted '{0}' to {1}.", value, number)
Catch e As FormatException
   Console.WriteLine("Unable to convert '{0}' to a 16-bit signed integer.", _
                     value)
End Try

value = " 16,054"
Try
   number = Short.Parse(value)
   Console.WriteLine("Converted '{0}' to {1}.", value, number)
Catch e As FormatException
   Console.WriteLine("Unable to convert '{0}' to a 16-bit signed integer.", _
                     value)
End Try

value = " -17264"
Try
   number = Short.Parse(value)
   Console.WriteLine("Converted '{0}' to {1}.", value, number)
Catch e As FormatException
   Console.WriteLine("Unable to convert '{0}' to a 16-bit signed integer.", _
                     value)
End Try
' 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.      

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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