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Enum.ToString Method (String)

Converts the value of this instance to its equivalent string representation using the specified format.

Namespace: System
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public string ToString (
	string format
)
public String ToString (
	String format
)
public function ToString (
	format : String
) : String

Parameters

format

A format string.

Return Value

The string representation of the value of this instance as specified by format.

Exception typeCondition

FormatException

format contains an invalid specification.

The format parameter can contain format characters "G" or "g", "D" or "d", "X" or "x", and "F" or "f". If format is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) or an empty string (""), the general format specifier ("G") is used. For more information about these format characters, see the Remarks section of the Format method. For more information about formatting in general, see Formatting Overview.

// Sample for Enum.ToString(String)
using System;

class Sample 
{
    enum Colors {Red, Green, Blue, Yellow = 12};

    public static void Main() 
    {
    Colors myColor = Colors.Yellow;

    Console.WriteLine("Colors.Red = {0}", Colors.Red.ToString("d"));
    Console.WriteLine("Colors.Green = {0}", Colors.Green.ToString("d"));
    Console.WriteLine("Colors.Blue = {0}", Colors.Blue.ToString("d"));
    Console.WriteLine("Colors.Yellow = {0}", Colors.Yellow.ToString("d"));

    Console.WriteLine("{0}myColor = Colors.Yellow{0}", Environment.NewLine);

    Console.WriteLine("myColor.ToString(\"g\") = {0}", myColor.ToString("g"));
    Console.WriteLine("myColor.ToString(\"G\") = {0}", myColor.ToString("G"));

    Console.WriteLine("myColor.ToString(\"x\") = {0}", myColor.ToString("x"));
    Console.WriteLine("myColor.ToString(\"X\") = {0}", myColor.ToString("X"));

    Console.WriteLine("myColor.ToString(\"d\") = {0}", myColor.ToString("d"));
    Console.WriteLine("myColor.ToString(\"D\") = {0}", myColor.ToString("D"));    

    Console.WriteLine("myColor.ToString(\"f\") = {0}", myColor.ToString("f"));
    Console.WriteLine("myColor.ToString(\"F\") = {0}", myColor.ToString("F"));
    }
}
/*
This example produces the following results:
Colors.Red = 0
Colors.Green = 1
Colors.Blue = 2
Colors.Yellow = 12

myColor = Colors.Yellow

myColor.ToString("g") = Yellow
myColor.ToString("G") = Yellow
myColor.ToString("x") = 0000000C
myColor.ToString("X") = 0000000C
myColor.ToString("d") = 12
myColor.ToString("D") = 12
myColor.ToString("f") = Yellow
myColor.ToString("F") = Yellow
*/

// Sample for Enum.ToString(String)
import System.*;

class Sample
{
    enum Colors
    {
        red (0),
        green (1),
        blue (2),
        yellow (12);
    } //Colors

    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        Colors myColor = Colors.yellow;

        Console.WriteLine("Colors.Red = {0}", Colors.red.ToString("d"));
        Console.WriteLine("Colors.Green = {0}", Colors.green.ToString("d"));
        Console.WriteLine("Colors.Blue = {0}", Colors.blue.ToString("d"));
        Console.WriteLine("Colors.Yellow = {0}", Colors.yellow.ToString("d"));

        Console.WriteLine("{0}myColor = Colors.Yellow{0}", 
            Environment.get_NewLine());

        Console.WriteLine("myColor.ToString(\"g\") = {0}", myColor.ToString("g"));
        Console.WriteLine("myColor.ToString(\"G\") = {0}", myColor.ToString("G"));

        Console.WriteLine("myColor.ToString(\"x\") = {0}", myColor.ToString("x"));
        Console.WriteLine("myColor.ToString(\"X\") = {0}", myColor.ToString("X"));

        Console.WriteLine("myColor.ToString(\"d\") = {0}", myColor.ToString("d"));
        Console.WriteLine("myColor.ToString(\"D\") = {0}", myColor.ToString("D"));

        Console.WriteLine("myColor.ToString(\"f\") = {0}", myColor.ToString("f"));
        Console.WriteLine("myColor.ToString(\"F\") = {0}", myColor.ToString("F"));
    } //main
} //Sample

/*
This example produces the following results:
Colors.Red = 0
Colors.Green = 1
Colors.Blue = 2
Colors.Yellow = 12

myColor = Colors.Yellow

myColor.ToString("g") = Yellow
myColor.ToString("G") = Yellow
myColor.ToString("x") = 0000000C
myColor.ToString("X") = 0000000C
myColor.ToString("d") = 12
myColor.ToString("D") = 12
myColor.ToString("f") = Yellow
myColor.ToString("F") = Yellow
*/

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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