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
Not applicable.



A Unicode character.

Return Value

The 8-bit unsigned integer equivalent to value.

Exception typeCondition


value is greater than Byte.MaxValue.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0