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Convert.ToChar Method (Byte)

Converts the value of the specified 8-bit unsigned integer to its equivalent Unicode character.

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

public static char ToChar(
	byte value


Type: System.Byte

The 8-bit unsigned integer to convert.

Return Value

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

The following example converts an array of unsigned bytes to Char values.

byte[] bytes = {Byte.MinValue, 40, 80, 120, 180, Byte.MaxValue};
char result;
foreach (byte number in bytes)
   result = Convert.ToChar(number);
   Console.WriteLine("{0} converts to '{1}'.", number, result);
// The example displays the following output: 
//       0 converts to ' '. 
//       40 converts to '('. 
//       80 converts to 'P'. 
//       120 converts to 'x'. 
//       180 converts to '''. 
//       255 converts to 'ÿ'.      

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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