Measurements from/to string encodings.

Registered by Mike Allen on 2007-04-27

Enhancement request. Add a virtual method to the MeasurementUnit class that would enable a string to be parsed for an embedded measurement value and units. For example, a time of 5 hours, 22 minutes and 13.5 seconds might be encoded as a string containing 05:22:13.5. Alternatively, a distance of 12 feet, 4.5 inches might be encoded in a string as 12'4.5". The idea would be to allow values to be assigned to Measurement<UnitType> instances on construction, or as required, in string format.

The Measurement<UnitType>.ToString() method should also be overridden to allow measurement values to be output in whichever format the user, and/or developer, may prefer. When such values are output, the above string parsing function should be able to read them back in with a minimal loss in precision.

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Need to give this some thought. Implementation will have to fit in with .NET string formatting concepts, and be as transparent to the user as possible. This is a low priority at this point.

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