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# Decimal.ToInt16 Method

Visual Studio 2008

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

A Decimal value.

#### 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 code example converts Decimal numbers to Int16 values using the ToInt16 method.

```// Example of the decimal.ToInt16 and decimal.ToUInt16 methods.
using System;

class DecimalToU_Int16Demo
{
const string formatter = "{0,16}{1,19}{2,19}";

// Get the exception type name; remove the namespace prefix.
public static string GetExceptionType( Exception ex )
{
string exceptionType = ex.GetType( ).ToString( );
return exceptionType.Substring(
exceptionType.LastIndexOf( '.' ) + 1 );
}

// Convert the decimal argument; catch exceptions that are thrown.
public static void DecimalToU_Int16( decimal argument )
{
object Int16Value;
object UInt16Value;

// Convert the argument to a short value.
try
{
Int16Value = decimal.ToInt16( argument );
}
catch( Exception ex )
{
Int16Value = GetExceptionType( ex );
}

// Convert the argument to a ushort value.
try
{
UInt16Value = decimal.ToUInt16( argument );
}
catch( Exception ex )
{
UInt16Value = GetExceptionType( ex );
}

Console.WriteLine( formatter, argument,
Int16Value, UInt16Value );
}

public static void Main( )
{
Console.WriteLine( "This example of the \n" +
"  decimal.ToInt16( decimal ) and \n" +
"  decimal.ToUInt16( decimal ) \nmethods " +
"generates the following output. It \ndisplays " +
"several converted decimal values.\n" );
Console.WriteLine( formatter, "decimal argument",
"short/exception", "ushort/exception" );
Console.WriteLine( formatter, "----------------",
"---------------", "----------------" );

// Convert decimal values and display the results.
DecimalToU_Int16( 123M );
DecimalToU_Int16( new decimal( 123000, 0, 0, false, 3 ) );
DecimalToU_Int16( 123.999M );
DecimalToU_Int16( 65535.999M );
DecimalToU_Int16( 65536M );
DecimalToU_Int16( 32767.999M );
DecimalToU_Int16( 32768M );
DecimalToU_Int16( - 0.999M );
DecimalToU_Int16( - 1M );
DecimalToU_Int16( - 32768.999M );
DecimalToU_Int16( - 32769M );
}
}

/*
This example of the
decimal.ToInt16( decimal ) and
decimal.ToUInt16( decimal )
methods generates the following output. It
displays several converted decimal values.

decimal argument    short/exception   ushort/exception
----------------    ---------------   ----------------
123                123                123
123.000                123                123
123.999                123                123
65535.999  OverflowException              65535
65536  OverflowException  OverflowException
32767.999              32767              32767
32768  OverflowException              32768
-0.999                  0                  0
-1                 -1  OverflowException
-32768.999             -32768  OverflowException
-32769  OverflowException  OverflowException
*/
```

## Platforms

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, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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.

## Version Information

#### .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