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DistanceListParse Method (String, IFormatProvider)

Parses a distance list from a string representation.

Namespace:  Tekla.Structures.Datatype
Assembly:  Tekla.Structures.Datatype (in Tekla.Structures.Datatype.dll) Version: 2020.0.0.0 (2020.0.55582.0)
public static DistanceList Parse(
	string input,
	IFormatProvider formatProvider


Type: SystemString
The input string.
Type: SystemIFormatProvider
The format provider.

Return Value

Type: DistanceList
The distance list.
This example shows how to override the format provider when parsing distance lists. The Tekla Structures convention is to use a dot as the decimal separator in all locales.
using Tekla.Structures.Datatype;
using System.Globalization;

public class Example
       public void Example1()
           // Current unit type controls the default unit type used in parsing.
           // The default unit is millimeter.
           Distance.CurrentUnitType = Distance.UnitType.Millimeter;

           // Tekla Structures uses dot as the decimal separator in all locales.
           // This will be parsed as 3 times 30.2 millimeters.
           DistanceList TeklaStructuresFormat = DistanceList.Parse("3*30.2", CultureInfo.InvariantCulture);

           // If the distance contains the unit, the distances are converted automatically.
           // This will be parsed as 3 times 30.2 meters.
           DistanceList distancesInMeters = DistanceList.Parse("3*30.2m", CultureInfo.InvariantCulture);
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