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)

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.

Exception Condition

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 '⌂'.

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