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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 Shared Function Parse ( _
	s As String _
) As Char
Dim s As String 
Dim returnValue As Char 

returnValue = Char.Parse(s)


Type: System.String

A string containing a single character or Nothing.

Return Value

Type: System.Char
A Unicode character equivalent to the sole character in s.


s is Nothing.


The length of s is not 1.

The following code example demonstrates Parse.

imports System

Module ParseSample

    Sub Main()

        Console.WriteLine(Char.Parse("A")) ' Output: 'A'

    End Sub 

End Module

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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