Complex.ToString Method

Converts the value of the current complex number to its equivalent string representation in Cartesian form.

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

public override string ToString()

Return Value

Type: System.String
The string representation of the current instance in Cartesian form.

The default string representation of a complex number displays the number using its Cartesian coordinates in the form (a, b), where a is the real part of the complex number, and b is its imaginary part. Both a and b are formatted using the general format specifier ("G") and the conventions of the current system culture.

The following example displays the string representation of several complex numbers. The output uses the formatting conventions of the English - United States ("en-US") culture, which, in this case, is the current system culture.

using System;
using System.Numerics;

public class Example
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      Complex[] c = { new Complex(17.3, 14.1), 
                      new Complex(-18.9, 147.2), 
                      new Complex(13.472, -18.115), 
                      new Complex(-11.154, -17.002) };
      foreach (Complex c1 in c)
         Console.WriteLine(c1.ToString());
   }
}
// The example display the following output: 
//       (17.3, 14.1) 
//       (-18.9, 147.2) 
//       (13.472, -18.115) 
//       (-11.154, -17.002)

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
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