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BitConverter.GetBytes Method (UInt16)

Returns the specified 16-bit unsigned integer value as an array of bytes.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

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

'Declaration
<CLSCompliantAttribute(False)> _
Public Shared Function GetBytes ( _
	value As UShort _
) As Byte()

Parameters

value
Type: System.UInt16
The number to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Byte()
An array of bytes with length 2.

The order of bytes in the array returned by the GetBytes method depends on whether the computer architecture is little-endian or big-endian.

The following code example converts the bit patterns of UInt16 values to Byte arrays with the GetBytes method.


' Example of the BitConverter.GetBytes( UInt16 ) method.
Imports System
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

Module GetBytesUInt16Demo

    Const formatter As String = "{0,10}{1,13}"

    ' Convert a UInt16 argument to a Byte array and display it.
    Sub GetBytesUInt16( argument As UInt16 )

        Dim byteArray As Byte( ) = BitConverter.GetBytes( argument )
        Console.WriteLine( formatter, argument, _
            BitConverter.ToString( byteArray ) )
    End Sub 

    Sub Main( )

        Console.WriteLine( _
            "This example of the BitConverter.GetBytes( UInt16 ) " & _
            vbCrLf & "method generates the following " & _
            "output." & vbCrLf )
        Console.WriteLine( formatter, "UInt16", "Byte array" )
        Console.WriteLine( formatter, "------", "----------" )

        ' Convert UInt16 values and display the results.
        GetBytesUInt16( Convert.ToUInt16( 15 ) )
        GetBytesUInt16( Convert.ToUInt16( 1023 ) )
        GetBytesUInt16( Convert.ToUInt16( 10000 ) )
        GetBytesUInt16( Convert.ToUInt16( 0 ) )
        GetBytesUInt16( Convert.ToUInt16( Int16.MaxValue ) )
        GetBytesUInt16( Convert.ToUInt16( 65535 ) )
    End Sub 
End Module

' This example of the BitConverter.GetBytes( UInt16 )
' method generates the following output.
' 
'     UInt16   Byte array
'     ------   ----------
'         15        0F-00
'       1023        FF-03
'      10000        10-27
'          0        00-00
'      32767        FF-7F
'      65535        FF-FF


.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.
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