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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.

ExceptionCondition
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 '?'.      

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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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