Convert.ToInt16 Method (Object, IFormatProvider)
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
Return ValueType: System.Int16
A 16-bit signed integer equivalent to the value of value, or zero if value is null.
provider enables the user to specify culture-specific conversion information about the contents of value. For example, if value is a String that represents a number, provider could supply culture-specific information about the notation used to represent that number.
The base types ignore provider; however, it is honored if value is a user-defined type that implements the IConvertible interface.