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Convert.ToBoolean Method (String, IFormatProvider)

Updated: May 2009

Converts the specified string representation of a logical value to its Boolean equivalent, using the specified culture-specific formatting information.

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

public static bool ToBoolean(
	string value,
	IFormatProvider provider
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.String

A string that contains the value of either Boolean.TrueString or Boolean.FalseString.

provider
Type: System.IFormatProvider

An object that supplies culture-specific formatting information. This parameter is ignored.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if value equals Boolean.TrueString, or false if value equals Boolean.FalseString or null.

ExceptionCondition
FormatException

value is not equal to TrueString or FalseString.

If you prefer not to handle an exception if the conversion fails, you can call the Boolean.TryParse method instead. It returns a Boolean value that indicates whether the conversion succeeded or failed.

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, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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May 2009

Added the Remarks section.

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