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# Convert.ToString Method (Decimal)

Silverlight

Converts the value of the specified Decimal number to its equivalent String representation.

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

## Syntax

```public static string ToString(
decimal value
)
```

#### Parameters

value
Type: System.Decimal
A Decimal number.

#### Return Value

Type: System.String
The String equivalent of the value of value.

## Remarks

This implementation is identical to Decimal.ToString.

## Examples

The following code sample illustrates the conversion of a Decimal to a String, using ToString.

```
public void ConvertStringDecimal(string stringVal)
{
decimal decimalVal = 0;

try
{
decimalVal = System.Convert.ToDecimal(stringVal);
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(
"The string as a decimal is {0}.", decimalVal) + "\n";
}
catch (System.OverflowException)
{
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(
"The conversion from string to decimal overflowed.") + "\n";
}
catch (System.FormatException)
{
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(
"The string is not formatted as a decimal.") + "\n";
}
catch (System.ArgumentNullException)
{
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(
"The string is null.") + "\n";
}

// Decimal to string conversion will not overflow.
stringVal = System.Convert.ToString(decimalVal);
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(
"The decimal as a string is {0}.", stringVal) + "\n";
}

```

## Version Information

#### Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

#### Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

#### XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

## Platforms

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.