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Convert.ToChar Method (SByte)

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

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

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

<CLSCompliantAttribute(False)> _
Public Shared Function ToChar ( _
	value As SByte _
) As Char


Type: System.SByte
The 8-bit signed integer to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Char
A Unicode character that is equivalent to value.


value is less than Char.MinValue.

The following example converts an array of signed bytes to Char values.

Dim numbers() As SByte = { SByte.MinValue, -1, 40, 80, 120, SByte.MaxValue }
Dim result As Char
For Each number As SByte In numbers
      result = Convert.ToChar(number)
      Console.WriteLine("{0} converts to '{1}'.", number, result)
   Catch e As OverflowException
      Console.WriteLine("{0} is outside the range of the Char data type.", _
   End Try
' The example displays the following output:
'       -128 is outside the range of the Char data type.
'       -1 is outside the range of the Char data type.
'       40 converts to '('.
'       80 converts to 'P'.
'       120 converts to 'x'.
'       127 converts to '⌂'.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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