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Convert String To Decimal

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How convert a string to a decimal using .NET
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I tried to convert a currency string ("$ 1.200,00") to decimal using c# and VS2005, I can't did it using Decimal.Parse("$ 1.200,00"). 
Allways the error message was "Input String was not in a correct format".  But I saw
I was using the correct format.


Then I retrieved a old code using NumberStyles. I used the same code but the error still the same.

I did test the line code and when I removed the space from the currency string. Voila, it works.

This is the function.

private decimal ToDecimal(string Value)
 if (Value.Length == 0)
                return 0;
                return Decimal.Parse(Value.Replace(" ", ""), NumberStyles.AllowThousands 
   | NumberStyles.AllowDecimalPoint | NumberStyles.AllowCurrencySymbol);


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Generaluse decimal.Parse instead Pin
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