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Conversion Class

The Conversion module contains the procedures used to perform various conversion operations.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

public sealed class Conversion

For more detailed information, see the Visual Basic topic Conversion Module (Visual Basic).

This module supports the Visual Basic language keywords and run-time library members that convert decimal numbers to other bases, numbers to strings, strings to numbers, and one data type to another.

This example uses the Hex function to return the hexadecimal value of a number.

Dim TestHex As String 
' Returns 5.
TestHex = Hex(5)
' Returns A.
TestHex = Hex(10)
' Returns 1CB.
TestHex = Hex(459)


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0