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SByteConverter Class

Provides a type converter to convert 8-bit unsigned integer objects to and from a string.

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

[HostProtectionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, SharedState = true)]
public class SByteConverter : BaseNumberConverter


The HostProtectionAttribute attribute applied to this type or member has the following Resources property value: SharedState. The HostProtectionAttribute does not affect desktop applications (which are typically started by double-clicking an icon, typing a command, or entering a URL in a browser). For more information, see the HostProtectionAttribute class or SQL Server Programming and Host Protection Attributes.

This converter can convert only an 8-bit unsigned integer object to and from a string.

The SByte value type represents integers with values ranging from negative 128 to positive 127. This data type is not supported in Visual Basic.


You should never create an instance of SByteConverter. Instead, call the GetConverter method of TypeDescriptor. For more information, see the examples in the TypeConverter base class and How to: Implement a Type Converter.

The following sample converts a variable of type SByte to a string, and vice versa.

sbyte mySByte=+121;
string mySByteStr="-100";
Console.WriteLine(TypeDescriptor.GetConverter(mySByte).ConvertTo(mySByte, typeof(string))); 

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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