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Int16.ToString Method (String)

Converts the numeric value of this instance to its equivalent string representation, using the specified format.

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

public string ToString(
	string format


Type: System.String
A numeric format string.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The string representation of the value of this instance as specified by format.

The format parameter can be either a standard or a custom numeric format string. All standard numeric format strings other than "R" (or "r") are supported, as are all custom numeric format characters. If format is null or an empty string, the return value of this instance is formatted with the general numeric format specifier ("G").

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

The return value of this instance is formatted with the NumberFormatInfo for the current culture.

The following example initializes two Int16 values and displays them to the console using each of the supported standard format strings and several custom format strings. The example is run with en-US as the current culture.

Int16[] values = {-23805, 32194};
string[] formats = {"C4", "D6", "e1", "E2", "F1", "G", "N1", 
                    "P0", "X4", "000000.0000", "##000.0"};
foreach (string format in formats)
   Console.WriteLine("'{0,2}' format specifier: {1,17}   {2,17}",  
// The example displays the following output to the console:
//    'C4' format specifier:    ($23,805.0000)        $32,194.0000
//    'D6' format specifier:           -023805              032194
//    'e1' format specifier:         -2.4e+004            3.2e+004
//    'E2' format specifier:        -2.38E+004           3.22E+004
//    'F1' format specifier:          -23805.0             32194.0
//    ' G' format specifier:            -23805               32194
//    'N1' format specifier:         -23,805.0            32,194.0
//    'P0' format specifier:      -2,380,500 %         3,219,400 %
//    'X4' format specifier:              A303                7DC2
//    '000000.0000' format specifier:      -023805.0000         032194.0000
//    '##000.0' format specifier:          -23805.0             32194.0      

.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.