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Convert.ToString Method (Single)

.NET Framework 1.1

Converts the value of the specified single-precision floating point number to its equivalent String representation.

[Visual Basic]
Overloads Public Shared Function ToString( _
   ByVal value As Single _
) As String
public static string ToString(
 float value
public: static String* ToString(
 float value
public static function ToString(
   value : float
) : String;


A single-precision floating point number.

Return Value

The String equivalent of the value of value.


This implementation is identical to Single.ToString.


[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following code sample illustrates the conversion of a Single to a String, using ToString.

[Visual Basic] 
Public Sub ConvertStringFloat(ByVal stringVal As String)
    Dim singleVal As Single = 0

        singleVal = System.Convert.ToSingle(singleVal)
        System.Console.WriteLine("The string as a single is {0}.", _
    Catch exception As System.OverflowException
        System.Console.WriteLine( _
            "Overflow in string-to-single conversion.")
    Catch exception As System.FormatException
        System.Console.WriteLine( _
            "The string is not formatted as a Single.")
    Catch exception As System.ArgumentException
        System.Console.WriteLine("The string is null.")
    End Try

    ' Single to string conversion will not overflow.
    stringVal = System.Convert.ToString(singleVal)
    System.Console.WriteLine("The single as a string is {0}.", _
End Sub

public void ConvertStringFloat(string stringVal) {
    float floatVal = 0;
    try {
        floatVal = System.Convert.ToSingle(stringVal);
            "The string as a float is {0}.", floatVal);
    catch (System.OverflowException){
            "The conversion from string-to-float overflowed.");
    catch (System.FormatException) {
            "The string is not formatted as a float.");
    catch (System.ArgumentNullException) {
            "The string is null.");

    // Float to string conversion will not overflow.
    stringVal = System.Convert.ToString(floatVal);
        "The float as a string is {0}.", stringVal);


   void ConvertStringFloat(String* stringVal)
      float floatVal = 0;

      try {
         floatVal = System::Convert::ToSingle(stringVal);
         System::Console::WriteLine(S"The String* as a float is {0}.", __box(floatVal));
      } catch (System::OverflowException*) {
         System::Console::WriteLine(S"The conversion from String*-to-float overflowed.");
      } catch (System::FormatException*) {
         System::Console::WriteLine(S"The String* is not formatted as a float.");
      } catch (System::ArgumentNullException*) {
         System::Console::WriteLine(S"The String* is 0.");

      // Float to String* conversion will not overflow.
      stringVal = System::Convert::ToString(floatVal);
      System::Console::WriteLine(S"The float as a String* is {0}.", stringVal);

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Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework, Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) Standard

See Also

Convert Class | Convert Members | System Namespace | Convert.ToString Overload List