converting web control string values to integers

I have a form using dropdown lists with numbers (1,2,3,4,5) I want to use these numbers to perform calculations but they are returned as stings.  How can I convert them into integers?
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string MyString = "123";
int x = Int32.Parse(MyString); // throws an exception if MyString does not contain a numeric value such as "123b"
Dim MyString As String = "123"
Dim x As Integer = Int32.Parse(MyString) ' throws an exception if MyString does not contain a numeric value such as "123b"

2/18/2004 11:49:34 PM
thanks much - that worked - was struggling with how to do this!
2/19/2004 3:03:52 PM

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