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SerializationInfo.GetSByte Method

Retrieves an 8-bit signed integer value from the SerializationInfo store.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

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

public sbyte GetSByte(
	string name


Type: System.String

The name associated with the value to retrieve.

Return Value

Type: System.SByte
The 8-bit signed integer associated with name.


name is null.


The value associated with name cannot be converted to an 8-bit signed integer.


An element with the specified name is not found in the current instance.

If the value is an Int8, or can be converted to an Int8, that value is returned; otherwise, a InvalidCastException is thrown. All conversions are done by the IFormatterConverter associated with this SerializationInfo.

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

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