BitConverter.GetBytes Method (Int16)

 
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Returns the specified 16-bit signed integer value as an array of bytes.

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

public static byte[] GetBytes(
	short value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Int16

The number to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Byte[]

An array of bytes with length 2.

The order of bytes in the array returned by the GetBytes method depends on whether the computer architecture is little-endian or big-endian.

The following code example converts the bit patterns of Int16 values to Byte arrays with the GetBytes method.

// Example of the BitConverter.GetBytes( short ) method.
using System;

class GetBytesInt16Demo
{
    const string formatter = "{0,10}{1,13}";

    // Convert a short argument to a byte array and display it.
    public static void GetBytesInt16( short argument )
    {
        byte[ ] byteArray = BitConverter.GetBytes( argument );
        Console.WriteLine( formatter, argument, 
            BitConverter.ToString( byteArray ) );
    }

    public static void Main( )
    {
        Console.WriteLine( 
            "This example of the BitConverter.GetBytes( short ) " +
            "\nmethod generates the following output.\n" );
        Console.WriteLine( formatter, "short", "byte array" );
        Console.WriteLine( formatter, "-----", "----------" );

        // Convert short values and display the results.
        GetBytesInt16( 0 );
        GetBytesInt16( 15 );
        GetBytesInt16( -15 );
        GetBytesInt16( 10000 );
        GetBytesInt16( -10000 );
        GetBytesInt16( short.MinValue );
        GetBytesInt16( short.MaxValue );
    }
}

/*
This example of the BitConverter.GetBytes( short )
method generates the following output.

     short   byte array
     -----   ----------
         0        00-00
        15        0F-00
       -15        F1-FF
     10000        10-27
    -10000        F0-D8
    -32768        00-80
     32767        FF-7F
*/

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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