# Decimal.ToInt16 Method

.NET Framework 4.6 and 4.5

Converts the value of the specified Decimal to the equivalent 16-bit signed integer.

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

## Syntax

```public static short ToInt16(
decimal value
)
```

#### Parameters

value
Type: System.Decimal

The decimal number to convert.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Int16
A 16-bit signed integer equivalent to value.

## Exceptions

ExceptionCondition
OverflowException

value is less than Int16.MinValue or greater than Int16.MaxValue.

## Examples

The following example uses the ToInt16 method to convert decimal numbers to Int16 values.

```using System;

class Example
{
public static void Main( )
{
decimal[] values = { 123m, new Decimal(123000, 0, 0, false, 3),
123.999m, 65535.999m, 65536m,
32767.999m, 32768m, -0.999m,
-1m,  -32768.999m, -32769m };

foreach (var value in values) {
try {
short number = Decimal.ToInt16(value);
Console.WriteLine("{0} --> {1}", value, number);
}
catch (OverflowException e)
{
Console.WriteLine("{0}: {1}", e.GetType().Name, value);
}
}
}
}
// The example displays the following output:
//     123 --> 123
//     123.000 --> 123
//     123.999 --> 123
//     OverflowException: 65535.999
//     OverflowException: 65536
//     32767.999 --> 32767
//     OverflowException: 32768
//     -0.999 --> 0
//     -1 --> -1
//     -32768.999 --> -32768
//     OverflowException: -32769
```

## Version Information

#### .NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

#### .NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

#### XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

#### Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1
Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8