C# short Keyword with Example

In this tutorial, we will learn about the short keyword in C# (with Example), what is short keyword, how to use it in C#? By IncludeHelp Last updated : April 04, 2023

C# short Keyword

In C#, short is a keyword which is used to declare a variable that can store a signed integer value between the range of -32,768 to 32,767. short keyword is an alias of System.Int16.

It occupies 2 bytes (16 bits) space in the memory.


short variable_name = value;

Example of short keyword in C#

Here, we are declaring a short variable num, initializing it with the value 12345 and printing its value, type and size of a short type variable.

using System;
using System.Text;

namespace Test {
  class Program {
    static void Main(string[] args) {
      //variable declaration
      short num = 12345;

      //printing value
      Console.WriteLine("num: " + num);
      //printing type of variable
      Console.WriteLine("Type of num: " + num.GetType());
      //printing size
      Console.WriteLine("Size of a short variable: " + sizeof(short));
      //printing minimum & maximum value of short
      Console.WriteLine("Min value of short: " + short.MinValue);
      Console.WriteLine("Max value of short: " + short.MaxValue);

      //hit ENTER to exit


num: 12345
Type of num: System.Int16
Size of a short variable: 2
Min value of short: -32768
Max value of short: 32767

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