BitConverter.ToInt16 Method (Byte[], Int32)

 

Returns a 16-bit signed integer converted from two bytes at a specified position in a byte array.

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

public static short ToInt16(
	byte[] value,
	int startIndex
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Byte[]

An array of bytes.

startIndex
Type: System.Int32

The starting position within value.

Return Value

Type: System.Int16

A 16-bit signed integer formed by two bytes beginning at startIndex.

Exception Condition
ArgumentException

startIndex equals the length of value minus 1.

ArgumentNullException

value is null.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

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

The ToInt16 method converts the bytes from index startIndex to startIndex + 1 to an Int16 value. The order of bytes in the array must reflect the endianness of the computer system's architecture; for more information, see the Remarks section of the BitConverter class topic.

The following code example converts elements of Byte arrays to Int16 values with the ToInt16 method.

// Example of the BitConverter.ToInt16 method.
using System;

class BytesToInt16Demo
{
    const string formatter = "{0,5}{1,17}{2,10}";

    // Convert two byte array elements to a short and display it.
    public static void BAToInt16( byte[ ] bytes, int index )
    {
        short value = BitConverter.ToInt16( bytes, index );

        Console.WriteLine( formatter, index, 
            BitConverter.ToString( bytes, index, 2 ), value );
    }

    public static void Main( )
    {
        byte[ ] byteArray = 
            { 15, 0, 0, 128, 16, 39, 240, 216, 241, 255, 127 };

        Console.WriteLine( 
            "This example of the BitConverter.ToInt16( byte[ ], " +
            "int ) \nmethod generates the following output. It " +
            "converts elements \nof a byte array to short values.\n" );
        Console.WriteLine( "initial byte array" );
        Console.WriteLine( "------------------" );
        Console.WriteLine( BitConverter.ToString( byteArray ) );
        Console.WriteLine( );
        Console.WriteLine( formatter, "index", "array elements", "short" );
        Console.WriteLine( formatter, "-----", "--------------", "-----" );

        // Convert byte array elements to short values.
        BAToInt16( byteArray, 1 );
        BAToInt16( byteArray, 0 );
        BAToInt16( byteArray, 8 );
        BAToInt16( byteArray, 4 );
        BAToInt16( byteArray, 6 );
        BAToInt16( byteArray, 9 );
        BAToInt16( byteArray, 2 );
    }
}

/*
This example of the BitConverter.ToInt16( byte[ ], int )
method generates the following output. It converts elements
of a byte array to short values.

initial byte array
------------------
0F-00-00-80-10-27-F0-D8-F1-FF-7F

index   array elements     short
-----   --------------     -----
    1            00-00         0
    0            0F-00        15
    8            F1-FF       -15
    4            10-27     10000
    6            F0-D8    -10000
    9            FF-7F     32767
    2            00-80    -32768
*/

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