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Convert.ToString Method (Char)

Converts the value of the specified Unicode character to its equivalent string representation.

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

public static string ToString(
	char value


Type: System.Char
The Unicode character to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The string representation of value.

This implementation is identical to Char.ToString.

The following example converts a Char to a String.

		public void ConvertStringChar(string stringVal) {
			char charVal = 'a';

			// A string must be one character long to convert to char.
			try {
				charVal = System.Convert.ToChar(stringVal);
				System.Console.WriteLine("{0} as a char is {1}",
					stringVal, charVal);
			catch (System.FormatException) {
					"The string is longer than one character.");
			catch (System.ArgumentNullException) {
				System.Console.WriteLine("The string is null.");

			// A char to string conversion will always succeed.
			stringVal = System.Convert.ToString(charVal);
			System.Console.WriteLine("The character as a string is {0}",

.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.

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