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Convert::ToSingle Method (Object)

Converts the value of the specified object to a single-precision floating-point number.

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

static float ToSingle(
	Object^ value


Type: System::Object
An object that implements the IConvertible interface, or nullptr.

Return Value

Type: System::Single
A single-precision floating-point number that is equivalent to value, or zero if value is nullptr.


value is not in an appropriate format.


value does not implement the IConvertible interface.


The conversion is not supported.


value represents a number that is less than Single::MinValue or greater than Single::MaxValue.

The return value is the result of invoking the IConvertible::ToSingle method of the underlying type of value.

The following example attempts to convert each element in an object array to a Single value.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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