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StringBuilder.ToString Method

Converts the value of this instance to a String.

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

public override string ToString()

Return Value

Type: System.String
A string whose value is the same as this instance.

You must call the ToString method to convert the StringBuilder object to a String object before you can pass the string represented by the StringBuilder object to a method that has a String parameter or display it in the user interface.

The following example demonstrates calling the ToString method. This example is part of a larger example provided for the StringBuilder class.

// Display the number of characters in the StringBuilder and its string.
Console.WriteLine("{0} chars: {1}", sb.Length, sb.ToString());

.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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