Convert.ToString Method (Int16, IFormatProvider)


Converts the value of the specified 16-bit signed integer to its equivalent string representation, using the specified culture-specific formatting information.

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

Public Shared Function ToString (
	value As Short,
	provider As IFormatProvider
) As String


Type: System.Int16

The 16-bit signed integer to convert.

Type: System.IFormatProvider

An object that supplies culture-specific formatting information.

Return Value

Type: System.String

The string representation of value.

This implementation is identical to Int16.ToString(IFormatProvider).

The following example defines a custom NumberFormatInfo class that defines its negative sign as the string "~" and its positive sign as the string "!". It then calls the ToString(Int16, IFormatProvider) method to convert each element in an array of 16-bit integers to its equivalent string representation. The conversion uses the invariant culture as well as the custom NumberFormatInfo object.

Dim numbers() As Short = { Int16.MinValue, Int16.MaxValue}
Dim nfi As New System.Globalization.NumberFormatInfo()
nfi.NegativeSign = "~"
nfi.PositiveSign = "!"

For Each number As Short In numbers
   Console.WriteLine("{0,-8}  -->  {1,8}", _
                     Convert.ToString(number, System.Globalization.CultureInfo.InvariantCulture), _
                     Convert.ToString(number, nfi))
' The example displays the following output:
'       -32768    -->    ~32768
'       32767     -->     32767

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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