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Convert.ToByte Method (Int64)

Converts the value of the specified 64-bit signed integer to an equivalent 8-bit unsigned integer.

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

public static byte ToByte(
	long value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Int64

The 64-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 Int64 values to Byte values.

long[] numbers = { Int64.MinValue, -1, 0, 121, 340, Int64.MaxValue };
byte result;
foreach (long 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 Int64 value -9223372036854775808 is outside the range of the Byte type. 
//       The Int64 value -1 is outside the range of the Byte type. 
//       Converted the Int64 value 0 to the Byte value 0. 
//       Converted the Int64 value 121 to the Byte value 121. 
//       The Int64 value 340 is outside the range of the Byte type. 
//       The Int64 value 9223372036854775807 is outside the range of the Byte type.      

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
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