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Guid.ToString Method (String)

Returns a string representation of the value of this Guid instance, according to the provided format specifier.

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

public string ToString(
	string format
)

Parameters

format
Type: System.String

A single format specifier that indicates how to format the value of this Guid. The format parameter can be "N", "D", "B", "P", or "X". If format is null or an empty string (""), "D" is used.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The value of this Guid, represented as a series of lowercase hexadecimal digits in the specified format.

ExceptionCondition
FormatException

The value of format is not null, an empty string (""), "N", "D", "B", "P", or "X".

The following table shows the accepted format specifiers for the format parameter. "0" represents a digit; hyphens ("-"), braces ("{", "}"), and parentheses ("(", ")") appear as shown.

Specifier

Format of return value

N

32 digits:

00000000000000000000000000000000

D

32 digits separated by hyphens:

00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000

B

32 digits separated by hyphens, enclosed in braces:

{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

P

32 digits separated by hyphens, enclosed in parentheses:

(00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000)

X

Four hexadecimal values enclosed in braces, where the fourth value is a subset of eight hexadecimal values that is also enclosed in braces:

{0x00000000,0x0000,0x0000,{0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00}}

The hexadecimal digits a through f are lowercase in the returned string. To convert them to uppercase, call the String.ToUpper method on the returned string.

.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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