Convert SharePoint Number to C# Float

Hello,

I've a SharePoint Site in French (SP 2007). On this machine, Windows is also in French.

In a list, I've a calculated field with the data type "Nombre" (number) with 2 decimals.

When I get this number in C# : oSPList.Items[0]["CalculatedField"].ToString(), I have this string "float;#0.23454" and of course I can't convert it to C# float.

How can I convert a number from french SharePoint to a float C# ?

Thanks in advance

Ghislain
GhislainBruyereAsked:
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Ted BouskillSenior Software DeveloperCommented:
Have you tried Convert.ToFloat(oSPList.Items[0]["CalculatedField"].Value)
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adiga123Commented:
convert this no to string and use  string.Trim() to remove until '#'.. now convert string to float and use
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Ted BouskillSenior Software DeveloperCommented:
Two answers were provided and you did not give any feedback as to why they didn't succeed.
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GhislainBruyereAuthor Commented:
I would like a more flexible solution for other language.

I don't understand why oSPList.Items[0]["CalculatedField"].ToString() is language depedend
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Ted BouskillSenior Software DeveloperCommented:
Why didn't you try my recommendation?  It is platform independent.
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GhislainBruyereAuthor Commented:
Sorry missunderstoof
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IkoexpertCommented:
Using SP2010 and ran into the same issue. There is no Value() method for SPListItem["fieldname"] and there is no Convert.ToFloat() either. Any suggestion? Thanks much.
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IkoexpertCommented:
ok, in SP2010 you can achieve this by:

double c_sharp_number = 0;
bool success = double.TryParse(SPListItem.GetFormattedValue("SP_CALCULATED_NUMBER"), out c_sharp_number);

The SP field "SP_CALCULATED_NUMBER" has the following string value "float;#12.80000". c_sharp_number has the value 12.8

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