ToInt16 Method

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Converts the specified string representation of a number to an equivalent 16-bit signed integer.

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

static member ToInt16 : 
        value:string -> int16 


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

Return Value

Type: System..::..Int16
A 16-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 Int16..::..MinValue or greater than Int16..::..MaxValue.

Using the ToInt16(String) method is equivalent to passing value to the Int16..::..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 Int16.TryParse method instead. It returns a Boolean value that indicates whether the conversion succeeded or failed.