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Int32.Parse Method (String)

Converts the string representation of a number to its 32-bit signed integer equivalent.

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

Public Shared Function Parse ( _
	s As String _
) As Integer


Type: System.String

A string containing a number to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
A 32-bit signed integer equivalent to the number contained in s.


s is Nothing.


s is not in the correct format.


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

The s parameter contains a number of the form:


Items in square brackets ([ and ]) are optional. The following table describes each element.




Optional white space.


An optional sign.


A sequence of digits ranging from 0 to 9.

The s parameter is interpreted using the NumberStyles.Integer style. In addition to decimal digits, only leading and trailing spaces together with a leading sign are allowed. To explicitly define the style elements that can be present in s, use either the Int32.Parse(String, NumberStyles) or the Int32.Parse(String, NumberStyles, IFormatProvider) method.

The s parameter is parsed using the formatting information in a NumberFormatInfo object initialized for the current system culture. For more information, see CurrentInfo. To parse a string using the formatting information of some other culture, use the Int32.Parse(String, NumberStyles, IFormatProvider) method.

The following example demonstrates how to convert a string value into a 32-bit signed integer value using the Int32.Parse(String) method. The resulting integer value is then displayed to the console.

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim values() As String = { "+13230", "-0", "1,390,146", "$190,235,421,127",
                                 "0xFA1B", "163042", "-10", "2147483647", 
                                 "2147483648", "16e07", "134985.0", "-12034",
                                 "-2147483648", "-2147483649"  }
      For Each value As String In values
            Dim number As Integer = Int32.Parse(value) 
            Console.WriteLine("{0} --> {1}", value, number)
         Catch e As FormatException
            Console.WriteLine("{0}: Bad Format", value)
         Catch e As OverflowException
            Console.WriteLine("{0}: Overflow", value)   
         End Try   
   End Sub 
End Module 
' The example displays the following output: 
'       +13230 --> 13230 
'       -0 --> 0 
'       1,390,146: Bad Format 
'       $190,235,421,127: Bad Format 
'       0xFA1B: Bad Format 
'       163042 --> 163042 
'       -10 --> -10 
'       2147483647 --> 2147483647 
'       2147483648: Overflow 
'       16e07: Bad Format 
'       134985.0: Bad Format 
'       -12034 --> -12034 
'       -2147483648 --> -2147483648 
'       -2147483649: Overflow

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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