Byte.Parse Method (String)

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

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

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


Type: System.String
A string containing a number to convert. The string is interpreted using the Integer style.

Return Value

Type: System.Byte
The Byte value equivalent to the number contained in s.


s is Nothing.


s is not of the correct format.


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

The s parameter contains a number of the form:


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




Optional white space.


An optional positive or negative sign.


A sequence of digits ranging from 0 to 9.

The s parameter is interpreted using the NumberStyles.Integer style. In addition to the byte value's decimal digits, only leading and trailing spaces together with a leading sign are allowed. (If the sign is present, it must be a positive sign or the method throws an OverflowException.) To explicitly define the style elements that can be present in s, use either the Byte.Parse(String, NumberStyles) or the Byte.Parse(String, NumberStyles, IFormatProvider) method.

The s parameter is parsed using the formatting information in a NumberFormatInfo object that is 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 Byte.Parse(String, NumberStyles, IFormatProvider) method.

The following example demonstrates how to convert a string value into a byte value using the Byte.Parse(String) method. The resulting byte value is then displayed to the console.

Dim stringToConvert As String = " 162"
Dim byteValue As Byte
   byteValue = Byte.Parse(stringToConvert)
   outputBlock.Text &= String.Format("Converted '{0}' to {1}.", stringToConvert, byteValue) & vbCrLf
Catch e As FormatException
   outputBlock.Text &= String.Format("Unable to parse '{0}'.", stringToConvert) & vbCrLf
Catch e As OverflowException
   outputBlock.Text &= String.Format("'{0}' is greater than {1} or less than {2}.", _
                     stringToConvert, Byte.MaxValue, Byte.MinValue) & vbCrLf
End Try
' The example displays the following output:
'       Converted ' 162' to 162.         


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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