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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)

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

Parameters

value
Type: System.Int16

The 16-bit signed integer to convert.

provider
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))
Next 
' The example displays the following output: 
'       -32768    -->    ~32768 
'       32767     -->     32767

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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