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Convert.ToString Method (Char)


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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}",

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.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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