Char.GetNumericValue Method (Char)
Updated: December 2010
Converts the specified numeric Unicode character to a double-precision floating point number.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
The c parameter must be the Char representation of a numeric value. For example, if c is '5', the return value is 5. However, if c is 'z', the return value is -1.0.
A character has an associated numeric value if and only if it is a member of one of the following UnicodeCategory categories: DecimalDigitNumber, LetterNumber, or OtherNumber.
The GetNumericValue method assumes that c corresponds to a single linguistic character and checks whether that character can be converted to a decimal digit. However, some numbers in the Unicode standard are represented by two Char objects that form a surrogate pair. For example, the Aegean numbering system consists of code points U+10107 through U+10133. The following example instantiates a string that represents AEGEAN NUMBER ONE. As the output from the example shows, the method returns false if it is passed either a high surrogate or a low surrogate of this character.
The following example demonstrates GetNumericValue.
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