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Int16.ToString Method (IFormatProvider)

Converts the numeric value of this instance to its equivalent string representation using the specified culture-specific format information.

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

public string ToString(
	IFormatProvider provider
)

Parameters

provider
Type: System.IFormatProvider

An IFormatProvider that supplies culture-specific formatting information.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The string representation of the value of this instance as specified by provider.

Implements

IConvertible.ToString(IFormatProvider)

The return value is formatted with the general numeric format specifier ("G").

The .NET Framework provides extensive formatting support, which is described in greater detail in the following formatting topics:

The provider parameter is an IFormatProvider implementation whose IFormatProvider.GetFormat method returns a NumberFormatInfo object. Typically, provider is a NumberFormatInfo object or a CultureInfo object. The NumberFormatInfo object provides culture-specific information about the format of the string returned by this method. If provider is null, this instance is formatted with the NumberFormatInfo object for the current culture.

The following example iterates an array of Int16 values and displays each of them to the console by calling the Int16.ToString(IFormatProvider) method with different format providers. Because of the simple formatting defined by the default "G" format specifier, the formatted strings produced for each Int16 value are identical regardless of the value of the provider parameter.

short[] numbers = {-23092, 0, 14894, Int16.MaxValue};
CultureInfo[] providers = {new CultureInfo("en-us"), 
                           new CultureInfo("fr-fr"), 
                           new CultureInfo("de-de"), 
                           new CultureInfo("es-es")};
foreach (Int16 int16Value in numbers)
{
   foreach (CultureInfo provider in providers)
   {
      Console.Write("{0, 6} ({1})     ", 
                    int16Value.ToString(provider), 
                    provider.Name);
   }
   Console.WriteLine();
}
// The example displays the following output to the console: 
//       -23092 (en-US)     -23092 (fr-FR)     -23092 (de-DE)     -23092 (es-ES) 
//            0 (en-US)          0 (fr-FR)          0 (de-DE)          0 (es-ES) 
//        14894 (en-US)      14894 (fr-FR)      14894 (de-DE)      14894 (es-ES) 
//        32767 (en-US)      32767 (fr-FR)      32767 (de-DE)      32767 (es-ES)      

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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