Hi all\n\nFinally managing to grab a bit of time to learn a little bit about programming, after swaying to and fro I decided to learn c# . I have a simple program I am trying to create for work which involves user input. What I need to do is ask for user input for a variable, which in this case I have called nom\n\nI know that in C++ I can grab the input I need by simply using the following:\n\n\nfloat nom;\ncout << "Please Enter The Product Nominal: " >> cin nom;\n\n\nWhat I want to do is to convert this to c#. So far I have this.. (and failed miserably!)\n\n \nfloat nom;\nConsole.WriteLine("Enter Product Nominal");\nnom = Console.ReadLine();\n\n\nFrom what I can tell it is getting the input as a string and would need converting to float but is there an easier way?