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Conversion.Str Method

Returns a String representation of a number.

Namespace: Microsoft.VisualBasic
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualBasic (in microsoft.visualbasic.dll)

public static string Str (
	Object Number
)
public static String Str (
	Object Number
)
public static function Str (
	Number : Object
) : String

Parameters

Number

Required. An Object containing any valid numeric expression.

Return Value

Returns a String representation of a number.

For more detailed information, see the Visual Basic topic Str Function.

When numbers are converted to strings, a leading space is always reserved for the sign of Number. If Number is positive, the returned string contains a leading space, and the plus sign is implied. A negative number will include the minus sign (-) and no leading space.

Use the Format function to convert numeric values you want formatted as dates, times, or currency or in other user-defined formats. Unlike the Str function, the Format function does not include a leading space for the sign of Number.

NoteNote

The Str function recognizes only the period (.) as a valid decimal separator. If different decimal separators are used (for example, in international applications), use the CStr or Format functions to convert a number to a string. To get the string representation of a number in a particular culture, use the number's ToString(IFormatProvider) method. For example, use ToString when converting a value of type Double to a string.

This example uses the Str function to return a String representation of a number. When a positive number is converted to a string, a leading space is always reserved for its sign.

Dim TestString As String
' Returns " 459".
TestString = Str(459)
' Returns "-459.65".
TestString = Str(-459.65)
' Returns " 459.001".
TestString = Str(459.001)

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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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