Parsing Strings in the .NET Framework
A parsing operation converts a string that represents a .NET Framework base type into that base type. For example, a parsing operation is used to convert a string to a floating-point number or to a date and time value. The method most commonly used to perform a parsing operation is the Parse method. Because parsing is the reverse operation of formatting (which involves converting a base type into its string representation), many of the same rules and conventions apply. Just as formatting uses an object that implements the IFormatProvider interface to provide culture-sensitive formatting information, parsing also uses an object that implements the IFormatProvider interface to determine how to interpret a string representation. For more information, see Formatting Types in the .NET Framework.
In This Section
- Parsing Numeric Strings in the .NET Framework
Describes how to convert strings into .NET Framework numeric types.
- Parsing Date and Time Strings in the .NET Framework
Describes how to convert strings into .NET Framework DateTime types.
- Parsing Other Strings in the .NET Framework
Describes how to convert strings into Char, Boolean, and Enum types.
- Formatting Types in the .NET Framework
Describes basic formatting concepts like format specifiers and format providers.
- Type Conversion in the .NET Framework
Describes how to convert types.
- Working with Base Types in the .NET Framework
Describes common operations that you can perform on .NET Framework base types.