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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
public static String UCase (
	String Value
public static function UCase (
	Value : String
) : String



Required. Any valid String or Char expression.

Return Value

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

For more detailed information, see the Visual Basic topic UCase Function (Visual Basic).

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)

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0