Decimal.ToString Method ()


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

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

Public Overrides Function ToString As String

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


A specific format

Default (current) culture


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.

Dim value As Decimal = -16325.62d
' 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 Sub AddPenny()
        MyFortune = [Decimal].Add(MyFortune, 0.01D)
    End Sub

    Public Overrides Function ToString() As String
        Return MyFortune.ToString("C") + " in piggy bank"
    End Function

    Protected MyFortune As Decimal
End Class

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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