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Convert.ToInt16 Method (UInt16)

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

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

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

[CLSCompliantAttribute(false)]
public static short ToInt16(
	ushort value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.UInt16

The 16-bit unsigned integer to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Int16
A 16-bit signed integer that is equivalent to value.

ExceptionCondition
OverflowException

value is greater than Int16.MaxValue.

The following example attempts to convert each element in an array of unsigned 16-bit integers to a 16-bit signed integer.

ushort[] numbers = { UInt16.MinValue, 121, 340, UInt16.MaxValue };
short result;
foreach (ushort number in numbers)
{
   try {
      result = Convert.ToInt16(number);
      Console.WriteLine("Converted the {0} value {1} to a {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 Int16 type.",
                        number.GetType().Name, number);
   }
}
// The example displays the following output: 
//       Converted the UInt16 value 0 to a Int16 value 0. 
//       Converted the UInt16 value 121 to a Int16 value 121. 
//       Converted the UInt16 value 340 to a Int16 value 340. 
//       The UInt16 value 65535 is outside the range of the Int16 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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