.NET Framework Class Library
GuidToString Method

Returns a string representation of the value of this instance in registry format.

Namespace:   System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
Public Overrides Function ToString As [%$TOPIC/560tzess_en-us_VS_110_1_0_0_0_0%]
public override [%$TOPIC/560tzess_en-us_VS_110_1_0_1_0_0%] ToString()
virtual [%$TOPIC/560tzess_en-us_VS_110_1_0_2_0_0%]^ ToString() override
abstract ToString : unit -> [%$TOPIC/560tzess_en-us_VS_110_1_0_3_0_0%]  
override ToString : unit -> [%$TOPIC/560tzess_en-us_VS_110_1_0_3_0_1%]
public override function ToString() : [%$TOPIC/560tzess_en-us_VS_110_1_0_4_0_0%]

Return Value

Type: SystemString
The value of this Guid, formatted by using the "D" format specifier as follows:
where the value of the GUID is represented as a series of lowercase hexadecimal digits in groups of 8, 4, 4, 4, and 12 digits and separated by hyphens. An example of a return value is "382c74c3-721d-4f34-80e5-57657b6cbc27". To convert the hexadecimal digits from a through f to uppercase, call the StringToUpper method on the returned string.

This method provides a default GUID format that is sufficient for typical use; however, other versions of this method that take a format parameter provide a few common format variations.

Version Information

.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

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library