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How to convert string to float.

i have to use it to set the size of Label
this.lblComanyName.Font = new System.Drawing.Font("Microsoft Sans Serif", 14.25F, System.Drawing.FontStyle.Bold, System.Drawing.GraphicsUnit.Point, ((byte)(0)));
Posted 9-Oct-12 9:53am
Wes Aday at 9-Oct-12 16:07pm
did you try float.Parse()?
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov at 9-Oct-12 16:08pm
I don't believe so, so I decided to answer...
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov at 9-Oct-12 16:07pm
As if MSDN was broken, honestly...

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Solution 1

This not "convert" (this word is a real curse of CodeProject inquirers, I don't know why), this is "parse":[^],[^],[^],[^],[^],[^].

And yes, for most applications you really want to use double, not Single. For System.Single (alias float), all methods are the same:[^].

The difference the "Try…" forms of methods make is that they do not throw exceptions, ever. (They do not throw and then catch as I thought, they don't throw at all; I checked up this implementation detail by source code.) Instead, you check up the return values to see if the parsing is successful or not.


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