C# | BitConverter.ToInt16() Method

This method is used to return a 16-bit signed integer converted from two bytes at a specified position in a byte array.

Syntax:

public static short ToInt16 (byte[] value, int startIndex);

Parameters:



value: It is an array of bytes.
startIndex: It is the starting position within value.

Return Value: This method returns a 16-bit signed integer formed by two bytes beginning at startIndex.

Exceptions:

ArgumentException: If the startIndex equals the length of value minus 1.

ArgumentNullException: If the value is null.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException: If the startIndex is less than zero or greater than the length of value minus 1.

Below programs illustrate the use of BitConverter.ToInt16(Byte[], Int32) Method:

Example 1:

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// C# program to demonstrate
// BitConverter.ToInt16(Byte[], Int32);
// Method
using System;
  
class GFG {
  
// Main Method
public static void Main()
{
  
    try {
  
        // Define an array of byte values.
        byte[] bytes = {32, 0, 0, 42, 0, 65, 0, 125, 0,
                        197, 0, 168, 3, 41, 4, 125, 32};
  
        // Display the values of the myArr.
        Console.Write("Initial Array: ");
  
        // calling the PrintIndexAndValues()
        // method to print
        PrintIndexAndValues(bytes);
  
        // print char value
        Console.WriteLine("index byte Array     short value");
        for (int index = 0; index < bytes.Length - 1;
                                index = index + 2) {
  
            short values = BitConverter.ToInt16(bytes, index);
  
            Console.WriteLine(" {0}     {1}         {2}",
            index, BitConverter.ToString(bytes, index, 2), values);
        }
    }
    catch (ArgumentNullException e) {
  
        Console.Write("Exception Thrown: ");
        Console.Write("{0}", e.GetType(), e.Message);
    }
    catch (ArgumentOutOfRangeException e) {
  
        Console.Write("Exception Thrown: ");
        Console.Write("{0}", e.GetType(), e.Message);
    }
    catch (ArgumentException e) {
  
        Console.Write("Exception Thrown: ");
        Console.Write("{0}", e.GetType(), e.Message);
    }
}
  
// Defining the method
// PrintIndexAndValues
public static void PrintIndexAndValues(byte[] myArr)
{
    for (int i = 0; i < myArr.Length; i++) {
  
        Console.Write("{0} ", myArr[i]);
    }
  
    Console.WriteLine();
    Console.WriteLine();
}
}

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Output:

Initial Array: 32 0 0 42 0 65 0 125 0 197 0 168 3 41 4 125 32 

index    byte Array     short value
  0        20-00         32
  2        00-2A         10752
  4        00-41         16640
  6        00-7D         32000
  8        00-C5         -15104
  10        00-A8         -22528
  12        03-29         10499
  14        04-7D         32004

Example 2: For ArgumentException

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// C# program to demonstrate
// BitConverter.ToInt16(Byte[], Int32);
// Method
using System;
  
class GFG {
  
// Main Method
public static void Main()
{
  
    try {
  
        // Define an array of byte values.
        byte[] bytes = {32, 0, 0, 42, 0, 65, 0, 125, 0,
                        197, 0, 168, 3, 41, 4, 125};
  
        // Display the values of the myArr.
        Console.Write("Initial Array: ");
  
        // calling the PrintIndexAndValues()
        // method to print
        PrintIndexAndValues(bytes);
  
        // print char value
        Console.WriteLine("index element     short value");
        for (int index = 1; index < bytes.Length;
                            index = index + 2) {
  
            if (index == bytes.Length - 1) {
  
                Console.WriteLine();
                Console.WriteLine("startIndex equals the"+
                              " length of value minus 1.");
                short values = BitConverter.ToInt16(bytes, index);
                Console.WriteLine(" {0}     {1}         {2}",
                index, BitConverter.ToString(bytes, index, 2), values);
            }
            else {
  
                short values = BitConverter.ToInt16(bytes, index);
                Console.WriteLine(" {0}     {1}         {2}"
                index, BitConverter.ToString(bytes, index, 2),
                                                      values);
            }
        }
    }
    catch (ArgumentNullException e) {
  
        Console.Write("Exception Thrown: ");
        Console.Write("{0}", e.GetType(), e.Message);
    }
    catch (ArgumentOutOfRangeException e) {
  
        Console.Write("Exception Thrown: ");
        Console.Write("{0}", e.GetType(), e.Message);
    }
    catch (ArgumentException e) {
  
        Console.Write("Exception Thrown: ");
        Console.Write("{0}", e.GetType(), e.Message);
    }
}
  
// Defining the method
// PrintIndexAndValues
public static void PrintIndexAndValues(byte[] myArr)
{
    for (int i = 0; i < myArr.Length; i++) {
  
        Console.Write("{0} ", myArr[i]);
    }
  
    Console.WriteLine();
    Console.WriteLine();
    Console.WriteLine("intial Array in string: {0} "
                    BitConverter.ToString(myArr));
    Console.WriteLine();
}
}

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Output:

Initial Array: 32 0 0 42 0 65 0 125 0 197 0 168 3 41 4 125 

intial Array in string: 20-00-00-2A-00-41-00-7D-00-C5-00-A8-03-29-04-7D 

index    element     short value
  1      00-00         0
  3      2A-00         42
  5      41-00         65
  7      7D-00         125
  9      C5-00         197
  11      A8-03         936
  13      29-04         1065

startIndex equals the length of value minus 1.
Exception Thrown: System.ArgumentException

Example 3: For ArgumentOutOfRangeException

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// C# program to demonstrate
// BitConverter.ToInt16(Byte[], Int32);
// Method
using System;
  
class GFG {
  
    // Main Method
    public static void Main()
    {
  
        try {
  
            // Define an array of byte values.
            byte[] bytes = {32, 0, 0, 42, 0, 65, 0, 125, 0,
                               197, 0, 168, 3, 41, 4, 125};
  
            // Display the values of the myArr.
            Console.Write("Initial Array: ");
  
            // calling the PrintIndexAndValues()
            // method to print
            PrintIndexAndValues(bytes);
  
            // print char value
            Console.WriteLine("index    element     short value");
            for (int index = 0; index < bytes.Length + 1;
                                    index = index + 2) {
  
                if (index == bytes.Length) {
                    Console.WriteLine();
                    Console.WriteLine("startIndex is greater than "+
                                    "the length of value minus 1.");
                    short values = BitConverter.ToInt16(bytes, index);
                }
                else {
                    short values = BitConverter.ToInt16(bytes, index);
                    Console.WriteLine("  {0}      {1}         {2}"
                      index, BitConverter.ToString(bytes, index, 2), values);
                }
            }
        }
        catch (ArgumentNullException e) {
  
            Console.Write("Exception Thrown: ");
            Console.Write("{0}", e.GetType(), e.Message);
        }
        catch (ArgumentOutOfRangeException e) {
  
            Console.Write("Exception Thrown: ");
            Console.Write("{0}", e.GetType(), e.Message);
        }
        catch (ArgumentException e) {
  
            Console.Write("Exception Thrown: ");
            Console.Write("{0}", e.GetType(), e.Message);
        }
    }
  
    // Defining the method
    // PrintIndexAndValues
    public static void PrintIndexAndValues(byte[] myArr)
    {
        for (int i = 0; i < myArr.Length; i++) {
  
            Console.Write("{0} ", myArr[i]);
        }
  
        Console.WriteLine();
        Console.WriteLine();
        Console.WriteLine("intial Array in string: {0} ",
                           BitConverter.ToString(myArr));
        Console.WriteLine();
    }
}

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Output:

Initial Array: 32 0 0 42 0 65 0 125 0 197 0 168 3 41 4 125 

intial Array in string: 20-00-00-2A-00-41-00-7D-00-C5-00-A8-03-29-04-7D 

index    element     short value
  0      20-00         32
  2      00-2A         10752
  4      00-41         16640
  6      00-7D         32000
  8      00-C5         -15104
  10      00-A8         -22528
  12      03-29         10499
  14      04-7D         32004

startIndex is greater than the length of value minus 1.
Exception Thrown: System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException

Example 4: For ArgumentNullException

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// C# program to demonstrate
// BitConverter.ToInt16(Byte[], Int32);
// Method
using System;
  
class GFG {
  
    // Main Method
    public static void Main()
    {
  
        try {
  
            // Define an array of byte values.
            byte[] bytes = null;
  
            // get the char value
  
            short values = BitConverter.ToInt16(bytes, 0);
            Console.Write("{0}", values);
        }
        catch (ArgumentNullException e) {
  
            Console.Write("Exception Thrown: ");
            Console.Write("{0}", e.GetType(), e.Message);
        }
        catch (ArgumentOutOfRangeException e) {
  
            Console.Write("Exception Thrown: ");
            Console.Write("{0}", e.GetType(), e.Message);
        }
        catch (ArgumentException e) {
  
            Console.Write("Exception Thrown: ");
            Console.Write("{0}", e.GetType(), e.Message);
        }
    }
}

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Output:

Exception Thrown: System.ArgumentNullException

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