Convert.ToBoolean Method (String, IFormatProvider)

Converts the specified string representation of a logical value to its Boolean equivalent, using the specified culture-specific formatting information.

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

public static bool ToBoolean(
	string value,
	IFormatProvider provider
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.String

A string that contains the value of either Boolean.TrueString or Boolean.FalseString.

provider
Type: System.IFormatProvider

An object that supplies culture-specific formatting information. This parameter is ignored.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if value equals Boolean.TrueString, or false if value equals Boolean.FalseString or null.

ExceptionCondition
FormatException

value is not equal to TrueString or FalseString.

If you prefer not to handle an exception if the conversion fails, you can call the Boolean.TryParse method instead. It returns a Boolean value that indicates whether the conversion succeeded or failed.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 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

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

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)

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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