Byte.Parse Method (String)

Converts the string representation of a number to its Byte equivalent.

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

public static byte Parse (
	string s
public static byte Parse (
	String s
public static function Parse (
	s : String
) : byte



A string containing a number to convert. The string is interpreted using the Integer style.

Return Value

The Byte value equivalent to the number contained in s.

Exception typeCondition


s is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


s is not of the correct format.


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

The s parameter is parsed using the formatting information in a NumberFormatInfo initialized for the current system culture.

The s parameter contains a number of the form:


Items in square brackets ('[' and ']') are optional, and other items are as follows.


Optional white space.


An optional positive or negative sign.


A sequence of digits ranging from 0 to 9.

public void ParseByte(String stringToConvert)
      MemberByte = Byte.Parse(stringToConvert);
      Console.WriteLine("The MemberByte value is {0}", MemberByte.ToString());
   catch(System.OverflowException e)
      Console.WriteLine("Exception: {0}", e.Message);

public void ParseByte(String stringToConvert)
    try {
        memberByte = System.Byte.Parse(stringToConvert);
        Console.WriteLine("The memberByte value is {0}", 
    catch (System.OverflowException e) {
        Console.WriteLine("Exception: {0}", e.get_Message());
} //ParseByte

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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