Convert 2 bytes to a number

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Published on 2010-04-17T22:01:50Z Indexed on 2010/04/17 22:13 UTC
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I have a control that has a byte array in it.

Every now and then there are two bytes that tell me some info about number of future items in the array.

So as an example I could have:

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Item [4] = 7
Item [5] = 0
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The value of this is clearly 7.

But what about this?

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Item [4] = 0
Item [5] = 7
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Any idea on what that equates to (as an normal int)?

I went to binary and thought it may be 11100000000 which equals 1792. But I don't know if that is how it really works (ie does it use the whole 8 items for the byte).

Is there any way to know this with out testing?

Note: I am using C# 3.0 and visual studio 2008

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