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dropdownlist - cast value as integer

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I have a dropdownlist below--

In the event handler...i want to assign the value to this:

 Locales.CurrentLocaleId = ddlLocale.SelectedItem.Value;

But  Locales.CurrentLocaleId is integer. I tried (int) ddlLocale.SelectedItem.Value;
but that didnt work either...how can I do this?
<asp:DropDownList ID="ddlLocale" runat="server" 
                    onselectedindexchanged="ddlLocale_SelectedIndexChanged">
                    <asp:ListItem Value="1033" Text="Ebglish" Selected="True"></asp:ListItem>
                    <asp:ListItem Value="1031" Text="German" ></asp:ListItem>
                </asp:DropDownList>

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Question by:Camillia
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Try int.Parse(ddlLocale.SelectedValue.ToString)
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by:Camillia
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that worked ( had to do ToString() )...

but howcome (int) dlllocale.selectedvalue.tostring(); didnt work?

why do I need to add "Parse"..is it because C# wont allow conversion between int and string/
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You can't cast from a string to an int that way.  If you are looking for a reason, I don't think that I can give you one.  I just rely on the fact that the compiler complains about it.
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thanks.
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