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Converting Types 

There are several ways to convert to and from types in a managed environment. This section explains the techniques and rules used to convert types using the .NET Framework.

In This Section

Converting Overview

Describes the basic concepts of managed type conversion.

Type Conversion Tables

Describes widening conversions and narrowing conversions.

How to: Convert a Data Type with System.Convert

Describes how to perform conversions using the Convert class.

Explicit Conversion

Describes how to perform conversions using casts.

Related Sections

Formatting Types

Describes basic formatting concepts like format specifiers and format providers.

Parsing Strings

Describes how to convert strings into .NET Framework types.

Common Type System

Describes types used by the .NET Framework.

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