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Int16.MinValue Field

Represents the smallest possible value of Int16. This field is constant.

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

public const short MinValue

The value of this constant is -32768; that is, hexadecimal 0x8000.

The MinValue property is typically used to prevent an OverflowException when converting from a numeric type with a greater lower range (such as an Int32 or an Int64) to an Int16. The example illustrates this usage.

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

long[] numbersToConvert = {162345, 32183, -54000};
short newNumber;
foreach (long number in numbersToConvert)
{
   if (number >= Int16.MinValue && number <= Int16.MaxValue)
   {
      newNumber = Convert.ToInt16(number);
      Console.WriteLine("Successfully converted {0} to an Int16.", 
                        newNumber);
   }
   else
   {
      Console.WriteLine("Unable to convert {0} to an Int16.", number);
   }
}
// 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.   

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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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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