Short min/max value and size

In this chapter you will learn:

  1. Find out the min value, max value and size of Short types

min value, max value and size of Short types

Short class defines the three constants to hold the maximum value, minimum value and size.

  • static short MAX_VALUE is a constant holding the maximum value a short can have, 215-1.
  • static short MIN_VALUE is a constant holding the minimum value a short can have, -215.
  • static int SIZE stores the number of bits used to represent a short value in two's complement binary form.

The code below checks the min and max value for short type.

public class Main {
/*j a  v  a  2  s  .c  o m*/
  public static void main(String args[]) {
    System.out.println("Max value from Short class:"+Short.MAX_VALUE);
    System.out.println("Min value from Short class:"+Short.MIN_VALUE);

The output:

To get the size of a short value, just call its static constant SIZE as the follows:

public class Main {
//ja  v a  2s .co  m
  public static void main(String args[]) {
    System.out.println("Size of a Short:"+Short.SIZE);

The code above outputs:

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What you will learn in the next chapter:

  1. How to create Short object with its constructors
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