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GetShortValue Method

Summary
Returns an array of short values, stored in the Value Field, of the specified element.
Syntax
C#
C++/CLI
Java
public short[] GetShortValue(  
   DicomElement element, 
   int index, 
   int count 
) 
public short[] getShortValue(DicomElement element, int index, int count) 
public: 
array<short>^ GetShortValue(  
   DicomElement^ element, 
   int index, 
   int count 
)  

Parameters

element
An item in the Data Set.

index
The zero-based index of the first value to retrieve, when more than one value is stored in the Value Field.

count
Value that represents the number of values to retrieve when more than one value is stored in the Value Field. In most instances you will only retrieve one value so this parameter will be equal to one.

Return Value

A buffer to a short value stored in the Value Field of the specified Data Element. null if The length of the Value Field is 0, the method was called for the incorrect Value Representation type, or the method was called for a folder (sequence) element.

Remarks

If you have more than one value stored in the Value Field of the specified Data Element, you can retrieve one or more of those elements. For example, if the Value Field of the specified Data Element contains three short values, and you are only interested in retrieving the last two short values, set index to 1 and count to 2. This tells the method to retrieve the short values starting at position 1 (the index is zero-based) and retrieve two values. Therefore you would retrieve the values in positions 1 and 2 in the Value Field. This method can be called only if the Value Representation of the Data Element is DicomVRType.OW, DicomVRType.SS, or DicomVRType.US. For more information about Value Representations, refer to Default Value Representation Table.

Example
C#
using Leadtools; 
using Leadtools.Dicom; 
 
 
public void DicomSetGetValueTest() 
{ 
   //Make sure to initialize the DICOM engine, this needs to be done only once  
   //In the whole application 
   DicomEngine.Startup(); 
   using (DicomDataSet dicomDataset = new DicomDataSet()) 
   { 
      dicomDataset.Reset(); 
      dicomDataset.Initialize(DicomClassType.Undefined, DicomDataSetInitializeType.ExplicitVRLittleEndian); 
      DicomElement element = dicomDataset.InsertElement(null, false, DicomTag.CineRate, DicomVRType.IS, false, 0); 
      if (element != null) 
      { 
         dicomDataset.SetIntValue(element, new int[] { 30 }, 1); 
         int[] value = dicomDataset.GetIntValue(element, 0, 1);// can also call GetLongValue 
         Debug.Assert(value[0] == 30); 
      } 
 
      element = dicomDataset.InsertElement(null, false, DicomTag.ChannelMaximumValue, DicomVRType.OB, false, 0); 
      if (element != null) 
      { 
         dicomDataset.SetByteValue(element, new byte[] { 55 }, 1); 
         byte[] value = dicomDataset.GetByteValue(element, 0, 1); 
         Debug.Assert(value[0] == 55); 
      } 
 
      element = dicomDataset.InsertElement(null, false, DicomTag.PregnancyStatus, DicomVRType.US, false, 0); 
      if (element != null) 
      { 
         dicomDataset.SetShortValue(element, new short[] { 2 }, 1); 
         short[] value = dicomDataset.GetShortValue(element, 0, 1); 
         Debug.Assert(value[0] == 2); 
      } 
 
      element = dicomDataset.InsertElement(null, false, DicomTag.SliceLocation, DicomVRType.DS, false, 0); 
      if (element != null) 
      { 
         dicomDataset.SetDoubleValue(element, new double[] { 10.5 }, 1); 
         double[] value = dicomDataset.GetDoubleValue(element, 0, 1); 
         Debug.Assert(value[0] == 10.5); 
      } 
 
      element = dicomDataset.InsertElement(null, false, DicomTag.PresentationPixelMagnificationRatio, DicomVRType.FL, false, 0); 
      if (element != null) 
      { 
         dicomDataset.SetFloatValue(element, new float[] { 3.2F }, 1); 
         float[] value = dicomDataset.GetFloatValue(element, 0, 1); 
         Debug.Assert(value[0] == 3.2F); 
 
         // Or you can use this overload 
         dicomDataset.SetFloatValue(element, 4.0F); 
         value = dicomDataset.GetFloatValue(element, 0, 1); 
         Debug.Assert(value[0] == 4.0F); 
      } 
 
      element = dicomDataset.InsertElement(null, false, DicomTag.InstanceCreationDate, DicomVRType.DA, false, 0); 
      if (element != null) 
      { 
         DicomDateValue[] newvalue = new DicomDateValue[1]; 
         newvalue[0].Year = 2004; 
         newvalue[0].Month = 1; 
         newvalue[0].Day = 8; 
         dicomDataset.SetDateValue(element, newvalue); 
         DicomDateValue[] value = dicomDataset.GetDateValue(element, 0, 1); 
         Debug.Assert((value[0].Year == 2004) && (value[0].Month == 1) && (value[0].Day == 8)); 
 
         // Or you can use the SetDateValue overload that takes a single DicomDateValue 
         dicomDataset.SetDateValue(element, new DicomDateValue(1961, 6, 5)); 
         value = dicomDataset.GetDateValue(element, 0, 1); 
         Debug.Assert((value[0].Year == 1961) && (value[0].Month == 6) && (value[0].Day == 5)); 
      } 
 
      element = dicomDataset.InsertElement(null, false, DicomTag.InstanceCreationTime, DicomVRType.TM, false, 0); 
      if (element != null) 
      { 
         DicomTimeValue[] newvalue = new DicomTimeValue[1]; 
         newvalue[0].Hours = 2; 
         newvalue[0].Minutes = 3; 
         newvalue[0].Seconds = 5; 
         dicomDataset.SetTimeValue(element, newvalue); 
         DicomTimeValue[] value = dicomDataset.GetTimeValue(element, 0, 1); 
         Debug.Assert((value[0].Hours == 2) && (value[0].Minutes == 3) && (value[0].Seconds == 5)); 
      } 
 
      element = dicomDataset.InsertElement(null, false, DicomTag.AcquisitionDateTime, DicomVRType.DT, false, 0); 
      if (element != null) 
      { 
         DicomDateTimeValue[] newvalue = new DicomDateTimeValue[1]; 
         newvalue[0].Year = 2004; 
         newvalue[0].Month = 1; 
         newvalue[0].Day = 8; 
         newvalue[0].Hours = 2; 
         newvalue[0].Minutes = 3; 
         newvalue[0].Seconds = 5; 
         dicomDataset.SetDateTimeValue(element, newvalue); 
         DicomDateTimeValue[] value = dicomDataset.GetDateTimeValue(element, 0, 1); 
         Debug.Assert((value[0].Hours == 2) && (value[0].Minutes == 3) && (value[0].Seconds == 5)); 
      } 
 
      element = dicomDataset.InsertElement(null, false, DicomTag.PatientAge, DicomVRType.AS, false, 0); 
      if (element != null) 
      { 
         DicomAgeValue[] newvalue = new DicomAgeValue[1]; 
         newvalue[0].Number = 25; 
         newvalue[0].Reference = DicomAgeReferenceType.Days; 
         dicomDataset.SetAgeValue(element, newvalue); 
         DicomAgeValue[] value = dicomDataset.GetAgeValue(element, 0, 1); 
         Debug.Assert((value[0].Number == 25)); 
      } 
 
      element = dicomDataset.InsertElement(null, false, DicomTag.PatientName, DicomVRType.PN, false, 0); 
      if (element != null) 
      { 
         dicomDataset.FreeElementValue(element); 
         dicomDataset.SetStringValue(element, "John Doe", DicomCharacterSetType.Default); 
         Debug.Assert(dicomDataset.GetElementValueCount(element) == 1); 
         Debug.Assert(dicomDataset.GetStringValue(element, 0) == "John Doe"); 
      } 
 
      byte[] inPreamble = new byte[128]; 
      for (int i = 0; i < 128; i++) 
      { 
         inPreamble[i] = (byte)i; 
      } 
      dicomDataset.SetPreamble(inPreamble, 0, 128); 
      byte[] outPreamble = dicomDataset.GetPreamble(128); 
 
      // Or you can use this overload which takes an offset 
      dicomDataset.GetPreamble(out outPreamble, 0, 128); 
 
      Debug.Assert(inPreamble.Length == outPreamble.Length); 
 
      element = dicomDataset.FindFirstElement(element, DicomTag.NumberOfRemainingSubOperations, true); 
      if (element != null) 
      { 
         //We don't really need to do this 
         dicomDataset.FreeElementValue(element); 
         byte[] inBinaryValue = new byte[2]; 
         inBinaryValue[0] = 0; 
         inBinaryValue[1] = 1; 
         dicomDataset.SetBinaryValue(element, inBinaryValue, 2); 
         byte[] outBinaryValue = dicomDataset.GetBinaryValue(element, 2); 
         Debug.Assert((outBinaryValue[0] == 0) && (outBinaryValue[1] == 1)); 
      } 
 
      element = dicomDataset.InsertElement(null, false, DicomTag.StudyDate, DicomVRType.DA, false, 0); 
      if (element != null) 
      { 
         DicomDateValue date1 = new DicomDateValue(); 
         date1.Day = 1; 
         date1.Month = 2; 
         date1.Year = 2005; 
         DicomDateRangeValue[] newvalue = new DicomDateRangeValue[1]; 
         newvalue[0].Date1 = date1; 
         newvalue[0].Type = DicomRangeType.Lower; 
         dicomDataset.SetDateRangeValue(element, newvalue); 
         DicomDateRangeValue value = dicomDataset.GetDateRangeValue(element, 0); 
         Debug.Assert((value.Type == DicomRangeType.Lower) && (value.Date1.Year == 2005)); 
      } 
 
      element = dicomDataset.InsertElement(null, false, DicomTag.StudyTime, DicomVRType.TM, false, 0); 
      if (element != null) 
      { 
         DicomTimeValue time1 = new DicomTimeValue(); 
         time1.Hours = 2; 
         time1.Minutes = 1; 
         time1.Seconds = 3; 
         DicomTimeRangeValue[] newvalue = new DicomTimeRangeValue[1]; 
         newvalue[0].Time1 = time1; 
         newvalue[0].Type = DicomRangeType.Lower; 
         dicomDataset.SetTimeRangeValue(element, newvalue); 
         DicomTimeRangeValue value = dicomDataset.GetTimeRangeValue(element, 0); 
         Debug.Assert((value.Type == DicomRangeType.Lower) && (value.Time1.Hours == 2)); 
      } 
 
      element = dicomDataset.InsertElement(null, false, DicomTag.PatientID, DicomVRType.LO, false, 0); 
      if (element != null) 
      { 
         dicomDataset.SetConvertValue(element, "154-4485", 1); 
         Debug.Assert(dicomDataset.GetConvertValue(element) == "154-4485"); 
      } 
 
      element = dicomDataset.InsertElement(null, false, DicomTag.SelectorULValue, DicomVRType.UL, false, 0); 
      if (element != null) 
      { 
         // Set two unsigned integer values (minimum and maximum unsigned 32-bit values) 
         long[] values = new long[] { 0, 4294967295 }; 
         dicomDataset.SetLongValue(element, values, 2); 
 
         string s = dicomDataset.GetConvertValue(element); 
         Debug.Assert(dicomDataset.GetConvertValue(element) == "0\\4294967295"); 
      } 
 
      dicomDataset.Save(Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, "Test.dcm"), DicomDataSetSaveFlags.None); 
   } 
   DicomEngine.Shutdown(); 
} 
 
static class LEAD_VARS 
{ 
   public const string ImagesDir = @"C:\LEADTOOLS23\Resources\Images"; 
} 
Requirements

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