# Decimal.ToInt16 Method (Decimal)

.NET Framework (current version)

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

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

## Syntax

```Public Shared Function ToInt16 (
value As Decimal
) As Short
```

#### Parameters

value
Type: System.Decimal

The decimal number to convert.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Int16

A 16-bit signed integer equivalent to value.

## Exceptions

Exception Condition
OverflowException

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

## Remarks

You can also convert a Decimal value to a 16-bit integer by using the Narrowing(Decimal to Int16) assignment operator. Because the operator performs a narrowing conversion, you must use a casting operator in C# or a conversion function in Visual Basic.

## Examples

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

```Module Example
Public Sub Main()
Dim values() As Decimal = { 123d, New Decimal(123000, 0, 0, false, 3),
123.999d, 65535.999d, 65536d,
32767.999d, 32768d, -0.999d,
-1d,  -32768.999d, -32769d }

For Each value In values
Try
Dim number As Short = Decimal.ToInt16(value)
Console.WriteLine("{0} --> {1}", value, number)
Catch e As OverflowException
Console.WriteLine("{0}: {1}", e.GetType().Name, value)
End Try
Next
End Sub
End Module
' 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

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