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How do I convert a string with commas into a double?

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I have a number that I am reading from a file.  It is saved with comma formatting, i.e., 2,000,000.00 etc.  When I try to use Double.Parse(valToConvert) it gives me an exception.  Is there a way without writing code to extract out the pure number to convert this?

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double val = double.Parse(valToConvert.Replace(",",""));
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