Cookieman BSOD Kernel Dump Analysis Joined Jun 21, 2012 Posts 124 Location Lincoln (UK) Nov 3, 2012 #1 Hi all Finally 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 I know that in C++ I can grab the input I need by simply using the following: Code: float nom; cout << "Please Enter The Product Nominal: " >> cin nom; What I want to do is to convert this to c#. So far I have this.. (and failed miserably!) Code: float nom; Console.WriteLine("Enter Product Nominal"); nom = Console.ReadLine(); From what I can tell it is getting the input as a string and would need converting to float but is there an easier way?