Enumeration for months?

Hi all, I'm trying to convert a string value selected from a drop down control to a numeric value and having trouble.  List of values are the months, spelled out (January, February,...).  When the user selects one of these, I want to be able to convert this TimeFrame.SelectedValue to an int, January = 1, Feb =2....   integer variable is monthstart.

I don't have much (ok, any) experience with enumerations, but from what I do understand about the language, this is probably way to go.  How can I make the conversion??

Any help would be appreciated,

Thanks in advanced

aaalifeAsked:
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osmantemizConnect With a Mentor Commented:
first of all you dont have to use enumaration for that kind of thing just do that

TimeFrame.Items.Clear();
TimeFrame.Items.Add("Select Month");
TimeFrame.Items.Add("January");
TimeFrame.Items.Add("February);
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TimeFrame.Items.Add("December");

Now if you get the TimeFrame.SelectedValue it will return your int :)
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osmantemizCommented:
sorry... Not SelectedValue you should get SelectedIndex ...
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aaalifeAuthor Commented:
i need January to =1, will TimeFrame.SelectedIndex start at 0, so i have to + 1, or does the index start with 1??
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aaalifeAuthor Commented:
never mind, re-read your answer, got it.

thanks
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