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Convert.ToString Method (Char)

Converts the value of the specified Unicode character to its equivalent string representation.

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

public static string ToString(
	char value


Type: System.Char

The Unicode character to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The string representation of value.

This implementation is identical to Char.ToString.

The following example converts a Char to a String.

		public void ConvertStringChar(string stringVal) {
			char charVal = 'a';

			// A string must be one character long to convert to char. 
			try {
				charVal = System.Convert.ToChar(stringVal);
				System.Console.WriteLine("{0} as a char is {1}",
					stringVal, charVal);
			catch (System.FormatException) {
					"The string is longer than one character.");
			catch (System.ArgumentNullException) {
				System.Console.WriteLine("The string is null.");

			// A char to string conversion will always succeed.
			stringVal = System.Convert.ToString(charVal);
			System.Console.WriteLine("The character as a string is {0}",

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 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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