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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 member ToBoolean : 
        value:string * 
        provider:IFormatProvider -> bool

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 a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

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.

.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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