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Convert::ToBoolean Method (String, IFormatProvider)

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)

static bool ToBoolean(
	String^ value, 
	IFormatProvider^ provider


Type: System::String

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

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 nullptr.


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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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