ToString Method (Byte, IFormatProvider)

Convert.ToString Method (Byte, IFormatProvider)


Converts the value of the specified 8-bit unsigned integer to its equivalent string representation, using the specified culture-specific formatting information.

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

public static string ToString(
	byte value,
	IFormatProvider provider


Type: System.Byte

The 8-bit unsigned integer 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 Byte.ToString.

The following example converts each element in an unsigned byte array to its equivalent string representation using the formatting conventions of the en-US and fr-FR cultures. Because the "G" specifier by default outputs only decimal digits in a byte value's string representation, the provider parameter does not affect the formatting of the returned string.

byte[] numbers = { 12, 100, Byte.MaxValue };
// Define the culture names used to display them.
string[] cultureNames = { "en-US", "fr-FR" };

foreach (byte 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:
//       12:
//          en-US:                   12
//          fr-FR:                   12
//       100:
//          en-US:                  100
//          fr-FR:                  100
//       255:
//          en-US:                  255
//          fr-FR:                  255      

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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