Ashton Ashton - 8 months ago 58
C# Question

C# label string to int conversion error

I am making a very small RPG game in C# to practice some skill (and to have fun!). I have gotten pretty far with the images, buttons and such.
My issue is that I am being thrown an error when trying to convert my label strings into integers to be compared for my


Here is my code and a screenshot of the error.

I believe my code is correct but I can not figure out as to why the error is being thrown.

Thank you for all help.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace RPG
public partial class Form2 : Form
private Form1 mainForm = null;

public Form2(Form callingForm)
mainForm = callingForm as Form1;

pictureBox1.Image = mainForm.MyPictureBoxEnemy.Image;
pictureBox2.Image = mainForm.MyPictureBoxHero.Image;
lbl_Health_Value_Enemy.Text = "100";
lbl_Health_Value_Hero.Text = "100";


public void attackingPhase()
Random rnd = new Random();

int enemy_damage = rnd.Next(1, 25);
int hero_damage = rnd.Next(2, 15);

var enemyHealth = Convert.ToInt32(lbl_Health_Value_Enemy);
var heroHealth = Convert.ToInt32(lbl_Health_Value_Hero);

if((enemyHealth & heroHealth) > 0)
enemyHealth = enemyHealth - enemy_damage;
heroHealth = heroHealth - hero_damage;
} else

lbl_Health_Value_Enemy.Text = enemyHealth.ToString();
lbl_Health_Value_Hero.Text = heroHealth.ToString();

private void btnAttack_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)

Error Message


You need to convert the Text property of a label,

var enemyHealth = Convert.ToInt32(lbl_Health_value_Enemy.Text);
var heroHealth = Convert.ToInt32(lbl_Health_Value_Hero.Text);