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Convert.ToDouble Method (Object)

Converts the value of the specified Object to a double-precision floating point number.

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

public static double ToDouble (
	Object value
)
public static double ToDouble (
	Object value
)
public static function ToDouble (
	value : Object
) : double
Not applicable.

Parameters

value

An Object that implements the IConvertible interface or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Return Value

A double-precision floating point number equivalent to the value of value, or zero if value is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Exception typeCondition

InvalidCastException

value does not implement IConvertible.

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

The following code sample illustrates the conversion of a String to Double using ToDouble.

public void ConvertDoubleString(double doubleVal) {
    
    string    stringVal;     

    // A conversion from Double to string cannot overflow.       
    stringVal = System.Convert.ToString(doubleVal);
    System.Console.WriteLine("{0} as a string is: {1}",
        doubleVal, stringVal);

    try {
        doubleVal = System.Convert.ToDouble(stringVal);
        System.Console.WriteLine("{0} as a double is: {1}",
            stringVal, doubleVal);
    } 
    catch (System.OverflowException) {
        System.Console.WriteLine(
            "Conversion from string-to-double overflowed.");
    }
    catch (System.FormatException) {
        System.Console.WriteLine(
            "The string was not formatted as a double.");
    }
    catch (System.ArgumentException) {
        System.Console.WriteLine(
            "The string pointed to null.");
    }
}

public void ConvertDoubleString(double doubleVal)
{
    String stringVal;

    // A conversion from Double to string cannot overflow.       
    stringVal = System.Convert.ToString(doubleVal);
    System.Console.WriteLine("{0} as a string is: {1}", 
        System.Convert.ToString(doubleVal), stringVal);
    try {        
        doubleVal = System.Convert.ToDouble(stringVal);
        System.Console.WriteLine("{0} as a double is: {1}", stringVal, 
            System.Convert.ToString(doubleVal));
    }
    catch (System.OverflowException exp) {        
        System.Console.WriteLine(
            "Conversion from string-to-double overflowed.");
    }
    catch (System.FormatException exp) {        
        System.Console.WriteLine(
            "The string was not formatted as a double.");
    }
    catch (System.ArgumentException exp) {        
        System.Console.WriteLine("The string pointed to null.");
    }
} //ConvertDoubleString

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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