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Guid.ToString Method (String)

Returns a String representation of the value of this Guid instance, according to the provided format specifier.

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

public string ToString (
	string format
)
public String ToString (
	String format
)
public function ToString (
	format : String
) : String
Not applicable.

Parameters

format

A single format specifier that indicates how to format the value of this Guid. The format parameter can be "N", "D", "B", or "P". If format is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) or the empty string (""), "D" is used.

Return Value

A String representation of the value of this Guid.
Exception typeCondition

FormatException

The value of format is not a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), the empty string (""), "N", "D", "B", or "P".

The format parameter can contain the following format specifiers. In the table that follows, all digits in the return value are hexadecimal. Each character 'x' represents a hexadecimal digit; each hyphen ('-'), bracket ('{', '}'), and parenthesis ('(', ')') appears as shown.

Specifier

Format of Return Value

N

32 digits:

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

D

32 digits separated by hyphens:

xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx

B

32 digits separated by hyphens, enclosed in brackets:

{xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx}

P

32 digits separated by hyphens, enclosed in parentheses:

(xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx)

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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