Convert.ToByte Method (Int16)

Converts the value of the specified 16-bit signed integer to an equivalent 8-bit unsigned integer.

Namespace:  System
Assemblies:   System.Runtime.Extensions (in System.Runtime.Extensions.dll)
  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public static byte ToByte(
	short value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Int16

The 16-bit signed integer to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Byte
An 8-bit unsigned integer that is equivalent to value.

ExceptionCondition
OverflowException

value is less than Byte.MinValue or greater than Byte.MaxValue.

The following example converts an array of Int16 values to Byte values.

short[] numbers = { Int16.MinValue, -1, 0, 121, 340, Int16.MaxValue };
byte result;
foreach (short number in numbers)
{
   try {
      result = Convert.ToByte(number);
      Console.WriteLine("Converted the {0} value {1} to the {2} value {3}.", 
                        number.GetType().Name, number, 
                        result.GetType().Name, result);
   }
   catch (OverflowException) {
      Console.WriteLine("The {0} value {1} is outside the range of the Byte type.", 
                        number.GetType().Name, number);
   }
}
// The example displays the following output: 
//       The Int16 value -32768 is outside the range of the Byte type. 
//       The Int16 value -1 is outside the range of the Byte type. 
//       Converted the Int16 value 0 to the Byte value 0. 
//       Converted the Int16 value 121 to the Byte value 121. 
//       The Int16 value 340 is outside the range of the Byte type. 
//       The Int16 value 32767 is outside the range of the Byte type.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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