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Convert.ToInt64 Method (Char)

Converts the value of the specified Unicode character to the equivalent 64-bit signed integer.

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

public static long ToInt64(
	char value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Char
The Unicode character to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Int64
A 64-bit signed integer that is equivalent to value.

The following example converts each element in a Char array to a long integer.


char[] chars = { 'a', 'z', '\u0007', '\u03FF',
                 '\u7FFF', '\uFFFE' };
long result;

foreach (char ch in chars)
{
   result = Convert.ToInt64(ch);
   Console.WriteLine("Converted the {0} value '{1}' to the {2} value {3}.",
                     ch.GetType().Name, ch,
                     result.GetType().Name, result);
}   
// The example displays the following output:
//       Converted the Char value 'a' to the Int64 value 97.
//       Converted the Char value 'z' to the Int64 value 122.
//       Converted the Char value '' to the Int64 value 7.
//       Converted the Char value '?' to the Int64 value 1023.
//       Converted the Char value '?' to the Int64 value 32767.
//       Converted the Char value '?' to the Int64 value 65534.


.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.
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