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Char.Parse Method

Converts the value of the specified string to its equivalent Unicode character.

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

public static char Parse (
	string s
public static char Parse (
	String s
public static function Parse (
	s : String
) : char
Not applicable.



A string containing a single character or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Return Value

A Unicode character equivalent to the sole character in s.

Exception typeCondition


s is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The length of s is not 1.

The following code example demonstrates Parse.

using System;

public class ParseSample {
	public static void Main() {
		Console.WriteLine(Char.Parse("A")); // Output: 'A'

import System.*;

public class ParseSample
    public static void main(String[] args)
        Console.WriteLine(Char.Parse("A"));        // Output: 'A'
} //ParseSample

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