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Single::ToString Method

Converts the numeric value of this instance to its equivalent string representation.

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

public:
virtual String^ ToString() override

Return Value

Type: System::String
The string representation of the value of this instance.

The ToString() method formats a Single value in the default ("G", or general) format of the current culture. If you want to specify a different format or culture, use the other overloads of the ToString method, as follows:

To use format

For culture

Use the overload

Default ("G") format

A specific culture

ToString(IFormatProvider)

A specific format

Default (current) culture

ToString(String)

A specific format

A specific culture

ToString(String, IFormatProvider)

The return value can be PositiveInfinitySymbol, NegativeInfinitySymbol, NaNSymbol, or a string of the form:

[sign]integral-digits[.[fractional-digits]][e[sign]exponential-digits]

Optional elements are framed in square brackets ([ and ]). Elements that contain the term "digits" consist of a series of numeric characters ranging from 0 to 9. The following table lists each element:

Element

Description

sign

A negative sign or positive sign symbol.

integral-digits

A series of digits specifying the integral part of the number. Integral-digits can be absent if there are fractional-digits.

'.'

A culture-specific decimal point symbol.

fractional-digits

A series of digits specifying the fractional part of the number.

'e'

A lowercase character 'e', indicating exponential (scientific) notation.

exponential-digits

A series of digits specifying an exponent.

Some examples of the return value are "100", "-123,456,789", "123.45e+6", "500", "3.1416", "600", "-0.123", and "-Infinity".

The .NET Framework provides extensive formatting support, which is described in greater detail in the following formatting topics:

The following example uses the default Single::ToString method to display the string representations of a number of Single values.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

The following code example illustrates the use of the Parse(String) method along with the ToString() method.

bool done = false;
String^ inp;
do
{
   Console::Write( "Enter a real number: " );
   inp = Console::ReadLine();
   try
   {
      s = Single::Parse( inp );
      Console::WriteLine( "You entered {0}.", s );
      done = true;
   }
   catch ( FormatException^ ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "You did not enter a number." );
   }
   catch ( Exception^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "An exception occurred while parsing your response: {0}", e );
   }
}
while (  !done );

.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

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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