vb.net char() to String

Hi:

How do you cast a char array to a String?  Here's what I do:

Dim string2 As String
Dim string1 As String = "hello"
Dim charArray() As Char = string1.ToCharArray()
string2 = Cstr(charArray)

I am getting "A first chance exception of type 'System.InvalidCastException' occurred..." error message.

I tried: string2 = New String(charArray)
Same deal.

Please help.
sdc248Asked:
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Mike TomlinsonMiddle School Assistant TeacherCommented:
You can do:

    string2 = Convert.ToString(charArray)
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CodeCruiserCommented:
Another option

string2 = charArray.ToString
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sdc248Author Commented:
charArray.ToString gives me "System.Char()"
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