Enum.Parse Method (Type, String, Boolean)
Converts the string representation of the name or numeric value of one or more enumerated constants to an equivalent enumerated object. A parameter specifies whether the operation is case-insensitive.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
[<ComVisibleAttribute(true)>] static member Parse : enumType:Type * value:string * ignoreCase:bool -> Object
- Type: System.Type
An enumeration type.
- Type: System.String
A string containing the name or value to convert.
- Type: System.Boolean
true to ignore case; false to regard case.
Return ValueType: System.Object
An object of type enumType whose value is represented by value.
enumType or value is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).
enumType is not an Enum.
value is either an empty string ("") or only contains white space.
value is a name, but not one of the named constants defined for the enumeration.
value is outside the range of the underlying type of enumType.
The value parameter contains the string representation of an enumeration member's underlying value or named constant, or a list of named constants delimited by commas (,). One or more blank spaces can precede or follow each value, name, or comma in value. If value is a list, the return value is the value of the specified names combined with a bitwise OR operation.
If value is a name that does not correspond to a named constant of enumType, the method throws an ArgumentException. If value is the string representation of an integer that does not represent an underlying value of the enumType enumeration, the method returns an enumeration member whose underlying value is value converted to an integral type. If this behavior is undesirable, call the IsDefined method to ensure that a particular string representation of an integer is actually a member of enumType. The following example defines a Colors enumeration, calls the method to convert strings to their corresponding enumeration values, and calls the IsDefined method to ensure that particular integral values are underlying values in the Colors enumeration.
The ignoreCase parameter specifies whether this operation is case-sensitive.
The following example uses the method to parse an array of strings that are created by calling the GetNames method. It also uses the Parse(Type, String) method to parse an enumeration value that consists of a bit field.
.NET FrameworkSupported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
.NET Framework Client ProfileSupported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
Portable Class LibrarySupported in: Portable Class Library
.NET for Windows Store appsSupported in: Windows 8
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1
Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)