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The getInt16() method gets a signed 16-bit integer (short) at the specified byte offset from the start of the DataView.

Syntax

dataview.getInt16(byteOffset [, littleEndian])

Parameters

byteOffset
The offset, in byte, from the start of the view where to read the data.
littleEndian
Optional Indicates whether the 16-bit int is stored in little- or big-endian format. If false or undefined, a big-endian value is read.

Return value

A signed 16-bit integer number.

Errors thrown

RangeError
Thrown if the byteOffset is set such as it would read beyond the end of the view.

Description

There is no alignment constraint; multi-byte values may be fetched from any offset.

Examples

Using the getInt16 method

var buffer = new ArrayBuffer(8);
var dataview = new DataView(buffer);
dataview.getInt16(1); // 0

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Typed Array Specification Obsolete Superseded by ECMAScript 2015.
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'DataView.prototype.getInt16' in that specification.
Standard Initial definition in an ECMA standard.
ECMAScript Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'DataView.prototype.getInt16' in that specification.
Draft  

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support912151012.15.1
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support4 Yes Yes15124.2 Yes

See also

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