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Int16.MaxValue Field

Represents the largest possible value of an Int16. This field is constant.

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

Public Const MaxValue As Short

The value of this constant is 32767; that is, hexadecimal 0x7FFF.

The MaxValue property is typically used to prevent an OverflowException when converting from a numeric type with a greater upper range (such as a UInt16 or a Int32) to an Int16. The example illustrates this usage.

The following example uses the MaxValue property to prevent an OverflowException when converting to an Int16 value.

Dim numbersToConvert() As Long = {162345, 32183, -54000}
Dim newNumber As Int16
For Each number As Long In NumbersToConvert
   If number >= Int16.MinValue And number <= Int16.MaxValue Then
      newNumber = Convert.ToInt16(number)
      Console.WriteLine("Successfully converted {0} to an Int16.", _
      Console.WriteLine("Unable to convert {0} to an Int16.", number)
   End If                     
' The example displays the following output to the console:
'       Unable to convert 162345 to an Int16.
'       Successfully converted 32183 to an Int16.
'       Unable to convert -54000 to an Int16.   

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.