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Convert.ToByte Method (Char)

Converts the value of the specified Unicode character to the equivalent 8-bit unsigned integer.

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

public static byte ToByte (
	char value
public static byte ToByte (
	char value
public static function ToByte (
	value : char
) : byte



A Unicode character.

Return Value

The 8-bit unsigned integer equivalent to value.

Exception typeCondition


value is greater than Byte.MaxValue.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0