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Int64.Parse Method (String, IFormatProvider)

Converts the string representation of a number in a specified culture-specific format to its 64-bit signed integer equivalent.

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

public static long Parse(
	string s,
	IFormatProvider provider
)

Parameters

s
Type: System.String
A string containing a number to convert.
provider
Type: System.IFormatProvider
An IFormatProvider that supplies culture-specific formatting information about s.

Return Value

Type: System.Int64
A 64-bit signed integer equivalent to the number specified in s.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

s is null.

FormatException

s is not in the correct format.

OverflowException

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

This overload of the Parse(String, IFormatProvider) method is typically used to convert text that can be formatted in a variety of ways to an Int64 value. For example, it can be used to convert the text entered by a user into an HTML text box to a numeric value.

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

An optional white space.

sign

An optional sign.

digits

A sequence of digits ranging from 0 to 9.

The provider parameter is an IFormatProvider that obtains a NumberFormatInfo object. The NumberFormatInfo provides culture-specific information about the format of s. If provider is null, the NumberFormatInfo for the current culture is used.

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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