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Convert.ToUInt16 Method (Char)

Converts the value of the specified Unicode character to the equivalent 16-bit unsigned integer.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

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

[CLSCompliantAttribute(false)]
public static ushort ToUInt16(
	char value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Char

The Unicode character to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.UInt16
The 16-bit unsigned integer equivalent to value.

The following example converts each element in a character array to an unsigned 16-bit integer.

char[] chars = { 'a', 'z', '\x0007', '\x03FF',
                 '\x7FFF', '\xFFFE' };
ushort result;

foreach (char ch in chars)
{
   try {
      result = Convert.ToUInt16(ch);
      Console.WriteLine("Converted the {0} value '{1}' to the {2} value {3}.", 
                        ch.GetType().Name, ch, 
                        result.GetType().Name, result);
   }
   catch (OverflowException) {
      Console.WriteLine("Unable to convert u+{0} to a UInt16.",
                        ((int)ch).ToString("X4"));
   }
}   
// The example displays the following output: 
//    Converted the Char value 'a' to the UInt16 value 97. 
//    Converted the Char value 'z' to the UInt16 value 122. 
//    Converted the Char value '' to the UInt16 value 7. 
//    Converted the Char value '?' to the UInt16 value 1023. 
//    Converted the Char value '?' to the UInt16 value 32767. 
//    Converted the Char value '?' to the UInt16 value 65534.

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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