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BitConverter.ToChar Method

Returns a Unicode character converted from two bytes at a specified position in a byte array.

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

public static function ToChar(
	value : byte[], 
	startIndex : int
) : char


Type: System.Byte[]

An array.

Type: System.Int32

The starting position within value.

Return Value

Type: System.Char
A character formed by two bytes beginning at startIndex.


startIndex equals the length of value minus 1.


value is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


startIndex is less than zero or greater than the length of value minus 1.

The following code example converts elements of Byte arrays to Char values (Unicode characters) with the ToChar method.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

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

.NET Framework

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0