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Convert.ToString Method (Single, IFormatProvider)

Converts the value of the specified single-precision floating-point number to its equivalent string representation, using the specified culture-specific formatting information.

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

public static string ToString(
	float value,
	IFormatProvider provider


Type: System.Single
The single-precision floating-point number 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 Single.ToString(IFormatProvider).

The following example converts each element in an array of Single values to its equivalent string representation in four different cultures.

// Define an array of numbers to display.
float[] numbers = { -1.5345e16f, -123.4321f, 19092.123f, 1.1734231911290e16f };
// Define the culture names used to display them.
string[] cultureNames = { "en-US", "fr-FR", "ja-JP", "ru-RU" };

foreach (float number in numbers)
   Console.WriteLine("{0}:", Convert.ToString(number,
   foreach (string cultureName in cultureNames)
      System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture = new System.Globalization.CultureInfo(cultureName);
      Console.WriteLine("   {0}: {1,20}",
                        culture.Name, Convert.ToString(number, culture));
// The example displays the following output:
//    -1.5345E+16:
//       en-US:          -1.5345E+16
//       fr-FR:          -1,5345E+16
//       ja-JP:          -1.5345E+16
//       ru-RU:          -1,5345E+16
//    -123.4321:
//       en-US:            -123.4321
//       fr-FR:            -123,4321
//       ja-JP:            -123.4321
//       ru-RU:            -123,4321
//    19092.123:
//       en-US:            19092.123
//       fr-FR:            19092,123
//       ja-JP:            19092.123
//       ru-RU:            19092,123
//    1.173423191129E+16:
//       en-US:   1.173423191129E+16
//       fr-FR:   1,173423191129E+16
//       ja-JP:   1.173423191129E+16
//       ru-RU:   1,173423191129E+16

.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

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

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.