Convert.ToChar Method (Int16)

 

Converts the value of the specified 16-bit signed integer to its equivalent Unicode character.

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

public static char ToChar(
	short value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Int16

The 16-bit signed integer to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Char

A Unicode character that is equivalent to value.

Exception Condition
OverflowException

value is less than Char.MinValue.

The following example converts an array of signed 16-bit integers to Char values.

short[] numbers = { Int16.MinValue, 0, 40, 160, 255, 1028, 
                    2011, Int16.MaxValue };
char result;
foreach (short number in numbers)
{
   try {
      result = Convert.ToChar(number);
      Console.WriteLine("{0} converts to '{1}'.", number, result);
   }   
   catch (OverflowException) {
      Console.WriteLine("{0} is outside the range of the Char data type.", 
                        number);
   }
}   
// The example displays the following output:
//       -32768 is outside the range of the Char data type.
//       0 converts to ' '.
//       40 converts to '('.
//       160 converts to ' '.
//       255 converts to 'ÿ'.
//       1028 converts to '?'.
//       2011 converts to '?'.
//       32767 converts to '?'.      

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
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