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Convert.ToString Method (Char)

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

Namespace:  System
Assemblies:   System.Runtime.Extensions (in System.Runtime.Extensions.dll)
  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: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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