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Byte.Parse Method (String, IFormatProvider)

Converts the string representation of a number in a specified culture-specific format to its Byte equivalent.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

'Declaration
Public Shared Function Parse ( _
	s As String, _
	provider As IFormatProvider _
) As Byte

Parameters

s
Type: System.String
A string that contains a number to convert. The string is interpreted using the Integer style.
provider
Type: System.IFormatProvider
An object that supplies culture-specific parsing information about s. If provider is Nothing, the thread current culture is used.

Return Value

Type: System.Byte
A byte value that is equivalent to the number contained in s.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

s is Nothing.

FormatException

s is not of the correct format.

OverflowException

s represents a number less than MinValue or greater than MaxValue.

The s parameter contains a number of the form:

[ws][sign]digits[ws]

Elements in square brackets ([ and ]) are optional. The following table describes each element.

Element

Description

ws

Optional white space.

sign

An optional positive sign.

digits

A sequence of digits ranging from 0 to 9.

The s parameter is interpreted using the Integer style. In addition to the byte value's decimal digits, only leading and trailing spaces together with a leading sign are allowed. (If the sign is present, it must be a positive sign or the method throws an OverflowException.) To explicitly define the style elements together with the culture-specific formatting information that can be present in s, use the Byte.Parse(String, NumberStyles, IFormatProvider) method.

The s parameter is parsed using the formatting information in a NumberFormatInfo object supplied by provider. The provider parameter is an IFormatProvider implementation such as a NumberFormatInfo or CultureInfo object. The provider parameter supplies culture-specific information used in parsing. If provider is Nothing, the thread current culture is used.

The following example parses string representations of Byte values with the Parse method.


Dim stringToConvert As String 
Dim byteValue As Byte

stringToConvert = " 214 "
Try
   byteValue = Byte.Parse(stringToConvert, CultureInfo.InvariantCulture)
   Console.WriteLine("Converted '{0}' to {1}.", stringToConvert, byteValue)
Catch e As FormatException
   Console.WriteLine("Unable to parse '{0}'.", stringToConvert)
Catch e As OverflowException
   Console.WriteLine("'{0}' is greater than {1} or less than {2}.", _
                     stringToConvert, Byte.MaxValue, Byte.MinValue)
End Try  

stringToConvert = " + 214 "
Try
   byteValue = Byte.Parse(stringToConvert, CultureInfo.InvariantCulture)
   Console.WriteLine("Converted '{0}' to {1}.", stringToConvert, byteValue)
Catch e As FormatException
   Console.WriteLine("Unable to parse '{0}'.", stringToConvert)
Catch e As OverflowException
   Console.WriteLine("'{0}' is greater than {1} or less than {2}.", _
                     stringToConvert, Byte.MaxValue, Byte.MinValue)
End Try  

stringToConvert = " +214 "
Try
   byteValue = Byte.Parse(stringToConvert, CultureInfo.InvariantCulture)
   Console.WriteLine("Converted '{0}' to {1}.", stringToConvert, byteValue)
Catch e As FormatException
   Console.WriteLine("Unable to parse '{0}'.", stringToConvert)
Catch e As OverflowException
   Console.WriteLine("'{0}' is greater than {1} or less than {2}.", _
                     stringToConvert, Byte.MaxValue, Byte.MinValue)
End Try
' The example displays the following output to the console:
'       Converted ' 214 ' to 214.
'       Unable to parse ' + 214 '.
'       Converted ' +214 ' to 214.


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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