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# Decimal.ToInt16 Method (Decimal)

.NET Framework (current version)

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

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

## Syntax

```public static short ToInt16(
decimal value
)
```

#### Parameters

value
Type: System.Decimal

The decimal number to convert.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Int16

A 16-bit signed integer equivalent to value.

## Exceptions

Exception Condition
OverflowException

value is less than Int16.MinValue or greater than Int16.MaxValue.

## Remarks

You can also convert a Decimal value to a 16-bit integer by using the Explicit(Decimal to Int16) assignment operator. Because the operator performs a narrowing conversion, you must use a casting operator in C# or a conversion function in Visual Basic.

## Examples

The following example uses the ToInt16 method to convert decimal numbers to Int16 values.

```using System;

class Example
{
public static void Main( )
{
decimal[] values = { 123m, new Decimal(123000, 0, 0, false, 3),
123.999m, 65535.999m, 65536m,
32767.999m, 32768m, -0.999m,
-1m,  -32768.999m, -32769m };

foreach (var value in values) {
try {
short number = Decimal.ToInt16(value);
Console.WriteLine("{0} --> {1}", value, number);
}
catch (OverflowException e)
{
Console.WriteLine("{0}: {1}", e.GetType().Name, value);
}
}
}
}
// The example displays the following output:
//     123 --> 123
//     123.000 --> 123
//     123.999 --> 123
//     OverflowException: 65535.999
//     OverflowException: 65536
//     32767.999 --> 32767
//     OverflowException: 32768
//     -0.999 --> 0
//     -1 --> -1
//     -32768.999 --> -32768
//     OverflowException: -32769
```

## Version Information

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