Convert.ToString Method (Byte, IFormatProvider)

Converts the value of the specified 8-bit unsigned integer to its equivalent string representation, using the specified culture-specific formatting information.

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

Public Shared Function ToString ( _
	value As Byte, _
	provider As IFormatProvider _
) As String


Type: System.Byte

The 8-bit unsigned integer to convert.

Type: System.IFormatProvider

An object that supplies culture-specific formatting information.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The string representation of value.

This implementation is identical to Byte.ToString.

The following example converts each element in an unsigned byte array to its equivalent string representation using the formatting conventions of the en-US and fr-FR cultures. Because the "G" specifier by default outputs only decimal digits in a byte value's string representation, the provider parameter does not affect the formatting of the returned string.

' Define an array of numbers to display. 
Dim numbers() As Byte = { 12, 100, Byte.MaxValue }
' Define the culture names used to display them. 
Dim cultureNames() As String = { "en-US", "fr-FR" }

For Each number As Byte In numbers
   Console.WriteLine("{0}:", Convert.ToString(number, _
   For Each cultureName As String In cultureNames
      Dim culture As New System.Globalization.CultureInfo(cultureName)
      Console.WriteLine("   {0}: {1,20}", _
                        culture.Name, Convert.ToString(number, culture))
' The example displays the following output: 
'       12: 
'          en-US:                   12 
'          fr-FR:                   12 
'       100: 
'          en-US:                  100 
'          fr-FR:                  100 
'       255: 
'          en-US:                  255 
'          fr-FR:                  255      

.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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