Visual Studio VB 2005 Convert String to Single and other types


I have to convert a string Variable to Single. How does one do this.

Also how do you convert string values to other common types?

Thanks very much

Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAsked:
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Carl TawnSystems and Integration DeveloperCommented:
       Dim s As String = "1.444"
        Dim sng As Single

            sng = CType(s, Single)
        Catch ex As InvalidCastException
            MessageBox.Show("Invalid conversion")
        End Try

Bear in mind that an "InvalidCastException" will be thrown if the cast you are trying is not possible.

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        TryParse is a new feature in Vb2005

        Dim value As Integer = 0
        If Integer.TryParse("12", value) = False Then
        End If
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