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C# / .NET - convert string to bool

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In C#/.NET string can be parsed to bool in few ways.

1. bool.Parse example

string text = "True";
bool value = bool.Parse(text);
Console.WriteLine(value);

Output:

True

2. bool.TryParse example

string text = "True";
bool value;

if (bool.TryParse(text, out value))
	Console.WriteLine(value);

Output:

True

3. Convert.ToBooleam example

string text = "True";
bool value = Convert.ToBoolean(text);
Console.WriteLine(value);

Output:

True

4. TypeConverter.ConvertFrom example

TypeConverter converter = TypeDescriptor.GetConverter(typeof(bool));

string text = "True";
bool value = (bool)converter.ConvertFrom(text);

Console.WriteLine(value);

Output:

True

5. Custom conversion example

string text = "True";
bool value = (text == "True");
Console.WriteLine(value);

Output:

True

6. Notes

The following methods bool.Parse, bool.TryParse, Convert.ToBoolean and TypeConverter.ConvertFrom throw System.FormatException.

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