Int16.MinValue Field

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

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

Public Const MinValue As Short

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.

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)
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Successfully converted {0} to an Int16.", _
                        newNumber) & vbCrLf
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Unable to convert {0} to an Int16.", number) & vbCrLf
   End If
' The example displays the following output:
'       Unable to convert 162345 to an Int16.
'       Successfully converted 32183 to an Int16.
'       Unable to convert -54000 to an Int16.   


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

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