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Convert.ToDouble Method (String)

Converts the specified String representation of a number to an equivalent double-precision floating point number.

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

public static double ToDouble (
	string value
)
public static double ToDouble (
	String value
)
public static function ToDouble (
	value : String
) : double

Parameters

value

A String containing a number to convert.

Return Value

A double-precision floating point number equivalent to the value of value. -or- Zero if value is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Exception typeCondition

FormatException

value does not consist of an optional sign followed by a sequence of digits (zero through nine).

OverflowException

value represents a number less than MinValue or greater than MaxValue.

The return value is the result of invoking the Double.Parse method on value.

The following code sample illustrates the conversion of a String value to a Double one, using ToDouble.

		public void CovertDoubleFloat(double doubleVal) {	
			float floatVal = 0;

			// Double to float conversion can overflow.
			try {
				floatVal = System.Convert.ToSingle(doubleVal);
				System.Console.WriteLine("{0} as a float is {1}",
					doubleVal, floatVal);
			} 
			catch (System.OverflowException) {
				System.Console.WriteLine(
					"Overflow in double-to-float conversion.");
			}

			// Conversion from float to double cannot overflow.
			doubleVal = System.Convert.ToDouble(floatVal);
			System.Console.WriteLine("{0} as a double is: {1}",
				floatVal, doubleVal);
		}
...		public void ConvertDoubleString(double doubleVal) {
			
			string	stringVal;     

			// A conversion from Double to string cannot overflow.       
			stringVal = System.Convert.ToString(doubleVal);
			System.Console.WriteLine("{0} as a string is: {1}",
				doubleVal, stringVal);

			try {
				doubleVal = System.Convert.ToDouble(stringVal);
				System.Console.WriteLine("{0} as a double is: {1}",
					stringVal, doubleVal);
			} 
			catch (System.OverflowException) {
				System.Console.WriteLine(
					"Conversion from string-to-double overflowed.");
			}
			catch (System.FormatException) {
				System.Console.WriteLine(
					"The string was not formatted as a double.");
			}
			catch (System.ArgumentException) {
				System.Console.WriteLine(
					"The string pointed to null.");
			}
		}

    public void CovertDoubleFloat(double doubleVal)
    {
        float floatVal = 0;

        // Double to float conversion can overflow.
        try {        
            floatVal = System.Convert.ToSingle(doubleVal);
            System.Console.WriteLine("{0} as a float is {1}", 
                System.Convert.ToString(doubleVal), 
                System.Convert.ToString(floatVal));
        }
        catch (System.OverflowException exp) {        
            System.Console.WriteLine("Overflow in double-to-float conversion.");
        }

        // Conversion from float to double cannot overflow.
        doubleVal = System.Convert.ToDouble(floatVal);
        System.Console.WriteLine("{0} as a double is: {1}", 
            System.Convert.ToString(floatVal), 
            System.Convert.ToString(doubleVal));
    } //CovertDoubleFloat
...    public void ConvertDoubleString(double doubleVal)
    {
        String stringVal;

        // A conversion from Double to string cannot overflow.       
        stringVal = System.Convert.ToString(doubleVal);
        System.Console.WriteLine("{0} as a string is: {1}", 
            System.Convert.ToString(doubleVal), stringVal);
        try {        
            doubleVal = System.Convert.ToDouble(stringVal);
            System.Console.WriteLine("{0} as a double is: {1}", stringVal, 
                System.Convert.ToString(doubleVal));
        }
        catch (System.OverflowException exp) {        
            System.Console.WriteLine(
                "Conversion from string-to-double overflowed.");
        }
        catch (System.FormatException exp) {        
            System.Console.WriteLine(
                "The string was not formatted as a double.");
        }
        catch (System.ArgumentException exp) {        
            System.Console.WriteLine("The string pointed to null.");
        }
    } //ConvertDoubleString

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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