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Decimal.ToString Method

Converts the numeric value of this instance to its equivalent string representation.

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

public override string ToString()

Return Value

Type: System.String
A string that represents the value of this instance.

The ToString() method formats a Decimal value in the default ("G", or general) format of the current culture. If you want to specify a different format or culture, use the other overloads of the ToString method, as follows:

To use format

For culture

Use the overload

Default ("G") format

A specific culture

ToString(IFormatProvider)

A specific format

Default (current) culture

ToString(String)

A specific format

A specific culture

ToString(String, IFormatProvider)

The .NET Framework provides extensive formatting support, which is described in greater detail in the following formatting topics:

The following example displays a Decimal value using the default ToString() method. It also displays the string representations of the Decimal value that result from using a number of standard format specifiers.

decimal value = -16325.62m;
// Display value using default ToString method.
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString());            // Displays -16325.62 
// Display value using some standard format specifiers.
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString("G"));         // Displays -16325.62
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString("C"));         // Displays ($16,325.62)
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString("F"));         // Displays -16325.62      

The following example displays the amount of money in an account.

	class PiggyBank {
		public void AddPenny() {
			MyFortune = Decimal.Add(MyFortune, .01m);
		}

		public override string ToString() {
			return MyFortune.ToString("C")+" in piggy bank";
		}

		protected decimal MyFortune;
	}

.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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