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String.ToString Method ()

Returns this instance of String; no actual conversion is performed.

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

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

Return Value

This String.

The following code example demonstrates the ToString method.

using System;

class stringToString {
    public static void Main() {
    String str1 = "123";
    String str2 = "abc";

    Console.WriteLine("Original str1: {0}", str1);
    Console.WriteLine("Original str2: {0}", str2);
    Console.WriteLine("str1 same as str2?: {0}", Object.ReferenceEquals(str1, str2));

    str2 = str1.ToString();
    Console.WriteLine();
    Console.WriteLine("New str2:      {0}", str2);
    Console.WriteLine("str1 same as str2?: {0}", Object.ReferenceEquals(str1, str2));
    }
}
/*
This code produces the following output:
Original str1: 123
Original str2: abc
str1 same as str2?: False

New str2:      123
str1 same as str2?: True
*/

import System.*;

class StringToString
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        String str1 = "123";
        String str2 = "abc";

        Console.WriteLine("Original str1: {0}", str1);
        Console.WriteLine("Original str2: {0}", str2);
        Console.WriteLine("str1 same as str2?: {0}", 
            (System.Boolean)Object.ReferenceEquals(str1, str2));

        str2 = str1.ToString();
        Console.WriteLine();
        Console.WriteLine("New str2:      {0}", str2);
        Console.WriteLine("str1 same as str2?: {0}", 
            (System.Boolean)Object.ReferenceEquals(str1, str2));
    } //main
} //StringToString
/*
This code produces the following output:
Original str1: 123
Original str2: abc
str1 same as str2?: False

New str2:      123
str1 same as str2?: True
*/

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, 1.0

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