Convert Datatypes...

Posted on 2005-03-23
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Last Modified: 2010-04-16
Hello, in vb.net i use to use cStr or cLng etc.. to convert string from one cast to another... what do you do on c#?
Question by:wd006451
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hackman_3vilGuy earned 180 total points
ID: 13615492
Use casting whereby you put the type you want to convert to in brackets followed by what you want to convert

string a = "5";
int b = (int) a;

Or use:

System.Convert..... This contains methods for converting between nearly all datatypes.

Or use the Parse method if available eg:

string a  = "23/03/2005";
DateTime b = DateTime.Parse(a);


Expert Comment

ID: 13615878
you should use Parse when going from a string to numeric value.

and Convert for all other cases

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