ToSByte Method

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Converts the specified string representation of a number to an equivalent 8-bit signed integer.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

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

public static sbyte ToSByte(
	string value


Type: System..::..String
A string that contains the number to convert.

Return Value

Type: System..::..SByte
An 8-bit signed integer that is equivalent to the number in value, or 0 (zero) if value is nullNothingnullptrunita null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


value does not consist of an optional sign followed by a sequence of digits (0 through 9).


value represents a number that is less than SByte..::..MinValue or greater than SByte..::..MaxValue.

Using the ToSByte(String) method is equivalent to passing value to the SByte..::..Parse(String) method. value is interpreted by using the formatting conventions of the current thread culture.

If you prefer not to handle an exception if the conversion fails, you can call the SByte.TryParse method instead. It returns a Boolean value that indicates whether the conversion succeeded or failed.