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StringBuilder.ToString Method

Converts the value of this instance to a String.

Namespace:  System.Text
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
'Declaration
Public Overrides Function ToString As String

Return Value

Type: System.String
A string whose value is the same as this instance.

You must call the ToString method to convert the StringBuilder object to a String object before you can pass the string represented by the StringBuilder object to a method that has a String parameter or display it in the user interface.

The following example demonstrates calling the ToString method. This example is part of a larger example provided for the StringBuilder class.

' Display the number of characters in the StringBuilder and its string.
Console.WriteLine("{0} chars: {1}", sb.Length, sb.ToString())

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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