SByte Structure

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Represents an 8-bit signed integer.

This API is not CLS-compliant.

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

Syntax

<CLSCompliantAttribute(False)> _
Public Structure SByte _
    Implements IComparable, IComparable(Of SByte),  _
    IConvertible, IEquatable(Of SByte), IFormattable
[CLSCompliantAttribute(false)]
public struct SByte : IComparable, IComparable<sbyte>, 
    IConvertible, IEquatable<sbyte>, IFormattable

The SByte type exposes the following members.

Methods

Name Description
CompareTo(Object) Compares this instance to a specified object and returns an indication of their relative values.
CompareTo(SByte) Compares this instance to a specified 8-bit signed integer and returns an indication of their relative values.
Equals(Object) Returns a value indicating whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Overrides ValueType..::.Equals(Object).)
Equals(SByte) Returns a value indicating whether this instance is equal to a specified SByte value.
Finalize Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
GetHashCode Returns the hash code for this instance. (Overrides ValueType..::.GetHashCode()()().)
GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
GetTypeCode Returns the TypeCode for value type SByte.
MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Parse(String) Converts the string representation of a number to its 8-bit signed integer equivalent.
Parse(String, NumberStyles) Converts the string representation of a number in a specified style to its 8-bit signed integer equivalent.
Parse(String, IFormatProvider) Converts the string representation of a number in a specified culture-specific format to its 8-bit signed integer equivalent.
Parse(String, NumberStyles, IFormatProvider) Converts the string representation of a number that is in a specified style and culture-specific format to its 8-bit signed equivalent.
ToString()()() Converts the numeric value of this instance to its equivalent string representation. (Overrides ValueType..::.ToString()()().)
ToString(IFormatProvider) Converts the numeric value of this instance to its equivalent string representation using the specified culture-specific format information.
ToString(String) Converts the numeric value of this instance to its equivalent string representation, using the specified format.
ToString(String, IFormatProvider) Converts the numeric value of this instance to its equivalent string representation using the specified format and culture-specific format information.
TryParse(String, SByte%) Tries to convert the string representation of a number to its SByte equivalent, and returns a value that indicates whether the conversion succeeded.
TryParse(String, NumberStyles, IFormatProvider, SByte%) Tries to convert the string representation of a number in a specified style and culture-specific format to its SByte equivalent, and returns a value that indicates whether the conversion succeeded.

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Fields

Name Description
MaxValue Represents the largest possible value of SByte. This field is constant.
MinValue Represents the smallest possible value of SByte. This field is constant.

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Explicit Interface Implementations

Name Description
IConvertible..::.ToBoolean Infrastructure. For a description of this member, see IConvertible..::.ToBoolean.
IConvertible..::.ToByte Infrastructure. For a description of this member, see IConvertible..::.ToByte.
IConvertible..::.ToChar Infrastructure. For a description of this member, see IConvertible..::.ToChar.
IConvertible..::.ToDateTime Infrastructure. This conversion is not supported. Attempting to do so throws an InvalidCastException.
IConvertible..::.ToDecimal Infrastructure. For a description of this member, see IConvertible..::.ToDecimal.
IConvertible..::.ToDouble Infrastructure. For a description of this member, see IConvertible..::.ToDouble.
IConvertible..::.ToInt16 Infrastructure. For a description of this member, see IConvertible..::.ToInt16.
IConvertible..::.ToInt32 Infrastructure. For a description of this member, see IConvertible..::.ToInt32.
IConvertible..::.ToInt64 Infrastructure. For a description of this member, see IConvertible..::.ToInt64.
IConvertible..::.ToSByte Infrastructure. For a description of this member, see IConvertible..::.ToSByte.
IConvertible..::.ToSingle Infrastructure. For a description of this member, see IConvertible..::.ToSingle.
IConvertible..::.ToType Infrastructure. For a description of this member, see IConvertible..::.ToType.
IConvertible..::.ToUInt16 Infrastructure. For a description of this member, see IConvertible..::.ToUInt16.
IConvertible..::.ToUInt32 Infrastructure. For a description of this member, see IConvertible..::.ToUInt32.
IConvertible..::.ToUInt64 Infrastructure. For a description of this member, see IConvertible..::.ToUInt64.

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Remarks

The SByte value type represents integers with values ranging from negative 128 to positive 127.

Important Note:

The SByte type is not CLS-compliant. The CLS-compliant alternative type is Int16. Byte can be used instead to replace a positive SByte value that ranges from zero to MaxValue.

SByte provides methods to compare instances of this type, convert the value of an instance to its string representation, and convert the string representation of a number to an instance of this type.

This type implements interfaces IComparable, IComparable<(Of <(T>)>), IFormattable, and IConvertible. Use the Convert class for conversions instead of this type's explicit interface member implementation of IConvertible.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Platforms

Windows Phone

Thread Safety

All members of this type are thread safe. Members that appear to modify instance state actually return a new instance initialized with the new value. As with any other type, reading and writing to a shared variable that contains an instance of this type must be protected by a lock to guarantee thread safety.

See Also

Reference

System Namespace

Byte