Returns a String representation of a number.
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)
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.
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.
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)
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