BaseCompareValidator.CanConvert Method (String, ValidationDataType, Boolean)

 
System_CAPS_noteNote

The .NET API Reference documentation has a new home. Visit the .NET API Browser on docs.microsoft.com to see the new experience.

Determines whether the specified string can be converted to the specified data type. This version of the overloaded method allows you to specify whether values are tested using a culture-neutral format.

Namespace:   System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public static bool CanConvert(
	string text,
	ValidationDataType type,
	bool cultureInvariant
)

Parameters

text
Type: System.String

The string to test.

type
Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.ValidationDataType

One of the ValidationDataType enumeration values.

cultureInvariant
Type: System.Boolean

true to test values using a culture-neutral format; otherwise, false.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the specified data string can be converted to the specified data type; otherwise, false.

Use the CanConvert(String, ValidationDataType, Boolean) method to determine whether the specified string can be converted to the specified data type. This method is commonly used to test whether a string can be converted to a compatible data type before performing an operation that depends on that data type. To indicate that values should be tested using a culture-neutral format, pass in true for the cultureInvariant parameter; otherwise, values are tested using the format used by the current culture. When testing a value using the format used by the current culture, consider using the BaseCompareValidator.CanConvert(String, ValidationDataType) overloaded version of this method.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
Return to top
Show: