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Strings.UCase Method (String)

Returns a string or character containing the specified string converted to uppercase.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

public static string UCase(
	string Value


Type: System.String
Required. Any valid String or Char expression.

Return Value

Type: System.String
Returns a string or character containing the specified string converted to uppercase.

Only lowercase letters are converted to uppercase; all uppercase letters and nonletter characters remain unchanged.

This function uses the application's culture information when manipulating the string so that the case changes are appropriate for the locale in which the application is being used.

Security noteSecurity Note

If your application makes security decisions based on the result of a comparison or case-change operation, then the operation should use the String.Compare method, and pass Ordinal or OrdinalIgnoreCase for the comparisonType argument. For more information, see How Culture Affects Strings in Visual Basic.

This example uses the UCase function to return an uppercase version of a string.

' String to convert.
Dim LowerCase As String = "Hello World 1234"
' Returns "HELLO WORLD 1234".
Dim UpperCase As String = UCase(LowerCase)

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.