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Convert.ToChar Method (UInt32)

Converts the value of the specified 32-bit unsigned integer to its equivalent Unicode character.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

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

public static char ToChar(
	uint value


Type: System.UInt32
The 32-bit unsigned integer to convert.

Return Value

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


value is greater than Char.MaxValue.

The following example converts each element in an array of unsigned integers to a Char value.

uint[] numbers = { UInt32.MinValue, 40, 160, 255, 1028,
                   2011, 30001, 207154, Int32.MaxValue };
char result;
foreach (uint number in numbers)
   try {
      result = Convert.ToChar(number);
      Console.WriteLine("{0} converts to '{1}'.", number, result);
   catch (OverflowException) {
      Console.WriteLine("{0} is outside the range of the Char data type.",
// The example displays the following output:
//       0 converts to ' '.
//       40 converts to '('.
//       160 converts to ' '.
//       255 converts to 'ÿ'.
//       1028 converts to '?'.
//       2011 converts to '?'.
//       30001 converts to '?'.
//       207154 is outside the range of the Char data type.
//       2147483647 is outside the range of the Char data type.

.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.