8.7 String Conversions
Converting Char into String results in a string whose first character is the character value. Converting String into Char results in a character whose value is the first character of the string. Converting an array of Char into String results in a string whose characters are the elements of the array. Converting String into an array of Char results in an array of characters whose elements are the characters of the string.
The exact conversions between String and Boolean, Byte, Short, Integer, Long, Decimal, Single, Double, Date, and vice versa, are beyond the scope of this specification and are implementation dependent with the exception of one detail. String conversions always consider the current culture of the run-time environment. As such, they must be performed at run time.
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