The setUint16() method stores an unsigned 16-bit integer (unsigned short) value at the specified byte offset from the start of the DataView.

Syntax

dataview.setUint16(byteOffset, value [, littleEndian])

Parameters

byteOffset
The offset, in byte, from the start of the view where to store the data.
value
The value to set.
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 written.

Return value

undefined.

Errors thrown

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

Examples

Using the setUint16 method

var buffer = new ArrayBuffer(8);
var dataview = new DataView(buffer);
dataview.setUint16(1, 3);
dataview.getUint16(1); // 3

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Typed Array Specification Obsolete Superseded by ECMAScript 2015.
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'DataView.prototype.setUint16' in that specification.
Standard Initial definition in an ECMA standard.
ECMAScript Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'DataView.prototype.setUint16' in that specification.
Living Standard  

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support912151012.15.1
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidIE mobileOpera AndroidiOS Safari
Basic support4 Yes Yes1510124.2

See also

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