Int16.MaxValue Field

Represents the largest possible value of an Int16. This field is constant.

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

'Declaration
Public Const MaxValue As Short

The value of this constant is 32767; that is, hexadecimal 0x7FFF.

The MaxValue property is typically used to prevent an OverflowException when converting from a numeric type with a greater upper range (such as a UInt16 or a Int32) to an Int16. The example illustrates this usage.

The following example uses the MaxValue property to prevent an OverflowException when converting to an Int16 value.

Dim numbersToConvert() As Long = {162345, 32183, -54000}
Dim newNumber As Int16
For Each number As Long In NumbersToConvert
   If number >= Int16.MinValue And number <= Int16.MaxValue Then
      newNumber = Convert.ToInt16(number)
      Console.WriteLine("Successfully converted {0} to an Int16.", _
                        newNumber)
   Else
      Console.WriteLine("Unable to convert {0} to an Int16.", number)
   End If                      
Next 
' The example displays the following output to the console: 
'       Unable to convert 162345 to an Int16. 
'       Successfully converted 32183 to an Int16. 
'       Unable to convert -54000 to an Int16.   

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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