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Typed Array Specification Obsolete Superseded by ECMAScript 2015.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

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung InternetNode.js
Basic supportChrome Full support 9Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 15IE Full support 10Opera Full support 12.1Safari Full support 5.1WebView Android Full support 4Chrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 15Opera Android Full support 12Safari iOS Full support 4.2Samsung Internet Android Full support Yesnodejs Full support Yes

Legend

Full support  
Full support

See also

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