String.ToUpper String.ToUpper String.ToUpper String.ToUpper Method

Definition

Returns a copy of this string converted to uppercase.

Overloads

ToUpper() ToUpper() ToUpper() ToUpper()

Returns a copy of this string converted to uppercase.

ToUpper(CultureInfo) ToUpper(CultureInfo) ToUpper(CultureInfo) ToUpper(CultureInfo)

Returns a copy of this string converted to uppercase, using the casing rules of the specified culture.

ToUpper() ToUpper() ToUpper() ToUpper()

Returns a copy of this string converted to uppercase.

public:
 System::String ^ ToUpper();
public string ToUpper ();
member this.ToUpper : unit -> string
Public Function ToUpper () As String

Returns

The uppercase equivalent of the current string.

Examples

The following example calls the ToUpper method to convert a series of one-character strings that contain each character in the Basic Latin, Latin-1 Supplement, and Latin Extended-A character sets. It then displays each string whose uppercase character is different from its lowercase character.

using namespace System;

void main()
{
   int n = 0;
   for (int ctr = 0x20; ctr <= 0x017F; ctr++) {
      String^ string1 = Convert::ToChar(ctr).ToString();
      String^ upperString = string1->ToUpper();
      if (string1 != upperString) {
         Console::Write(L"{0} (\u+{1}) --> {2} (\u+{3})         ",
                       string1, 
                       Convert::ToUInt16(string1[0]).ToString("X4"),
                       upperString, 
                       Convert::ToUInt16(upperString[0]).ToString("X4"));
         n++;
         if (n % 2 == 0) Console::WriteLine();
      }
   } 
}
// The example displays the following output:
//    a (\u+0061) --> A (\u+0041)         b (\u+0062) --> B (\u+0042)
//    c (\u+0063) --> C (\u+0043)         d (\u+0064) --> D (\u+0044)
//    e (\u+0065) --> E (\u+0045)         f (\u+0066) --> F (\u+0046)
//    g (\u+0067) --> G (\u+0047)         h (\u+0068) --> H (\u+0048)
//    i (\u+0069) --> I (\u+0049)         j (\u+006A) --> J (\u+004A)
//    k (\u+006B) --> K (\u+004B)         l (\u+006C) --> L (\u+004C)
//    m (\u+006D) --> M (\u+004D)         n (\u+006E) --> N (\u+004E)
//    o (\u+006F) --> O (\u+004F)         p (\u+0070) --> P (\u+0050)
//    q (\u+0071) --> Q (\u+0051)         r (\u+0072) --> R (\u+0052)
//    s (\u+0073) --> S (\u+0053)         t (\u+0074) --> T (\u+0054)
//    u (\u+0075) --> U (\u+0055)         v (\u+0076) --> V (\u+0056)
//    w (\u+0077) --> W (\u+0057)         x (\u+0078) --> X (\u+0058)
//    y (\u+0079) --> Y (\u+0059)         z (\u+007A) --> Z (\u+005A)
//    à (\u+00E0) --> À (\u+00C0)         á (\u+00E1) --> Á (\u+00C1)
//    â (\u+00E2) --> Â (\u+00C2)         ã (\u+00E3) --> Ã (\u+00C3)
//    ä (\u+00E4) --> Ä (\u+00C4)         å (\u+00E5) --> Å (\u+00C5)
//    æ (\u+00E6) --> Æ (\u+00C6)         ç (\u+00E7) --> Ç (\u+00C7)
//    è (\u+00E8) --> È (\u+00C8)         é (\u+00E9) --> É (\u+00C9)
//    ê (\u+00EA) --> Ê (\u+00CA)         ë (\u+00EB) --> Ë (\u+00CB)
//    ì (\u+00EC) --> Ì (\u+00CC)         í (\u+00ED) --> Í (\u+00CD)
//    î (\u+00EE) --> Î (\u+00CE)         ï (\u+00EF) --> Ï (\u+00CF)
//    ð (\u+00F0) --> Ð (\u+00D0)         ñ (\u+00F1) --> Ñ (\u+00D1)
//    ò (\u+00F2) --> Ò (\u+00D2)         ó (\u+00F3) --> Ó (\u+00D3)
//    ô (\u+00F4) --> Ô (\u+00D4)         õ (\u+00F5) --> Õ (\u+00D5)
//    ö (\u+00F6) --> Ö (\u+00D6)         ø (\u+00F8) --> Ø (\u+00D8)
//    ù (\u+00F9) --> Ù (\u+00D9)         ú (\u+00FA) --> Ú (\u+00DA)
//    û (\u+00FB) --> Û (\u+00DB)         ü (\u+00FC) --> Ü (\u+00DC)
//    ý (\u+00FD) --> Ý (\u+00DD)         þ (\u+00FE) --> Þ (\u+00DE)
//    ÿ (\u+00FF) --> Ÿ (\u+0178)         ā (\u+0101) --> Ā (\u+0100)
//    ă (\u+0103) --> Ă (\u+0102)         ą (\u+0105) --> Ą (\u+0104)
//    ć (\u+0107) --> Ć (\u+0106)         ĉ (\u+0109) --> Ĉ (\u+0108)
//    ċ (\u+010B) --> Ċ (\u+010A)         č (\u+010D) --> Č (\u+010C)
//    ď (\u+010F) --> Ď (\u+010E)         đ (\u+0111) --> Đ (\u+0110)
//    ē (\u+0113) --> Ē (\u+0112)         ĕ (\u+0115) --> Ĕ (\u+0114)
//    ė (\u+0117) --> Ė (\u+0116)         ę (\u+0119) --> Ę (\u+0118)
//    ě (\u+011B) --> Ě (\u+011A)         ĝ (\u+011D) --> Ĝ (\u+011C)
//    ğ (\u+011F) --> Ğ (\u+011E)         ġ (\u+0121) --> Ġ (\u+0120)
//    ģ (\u+0123) --> Ģ (\u+0122)         ĥ (\u+0125) --> Ĥ (\u+0124)
//    ħ (\u+0127) --> Ħ (\u+0126)         ĩ (\u+0129) --> Ĩ (\u+0128)
//    ī (\u+012B) --> Ī (\u+012A)         ĭ (\u+012D) --> Ĭ (\u+012C)
//    į (\u+012F) --> Į (\u+012E)         ı (\u+0131) --> I (\u+0049)
//    ij (\u+0133) --> IJ (\u+0132)         ĵ (\u+0135) --> Ĵ (\u+0134)
//    ķ (\u+0137) --> Ķ (\u+0136)         ĺ (\u+013A) --> Ĺ (\u+0139)
//    ļ (\u+013C) --> Ļ (\u+013B)         ľ (\u+013E) --> Ľ (\u+013D)
//    ŀ (\u+0140) --> Ŀ (\u+013F)         ł (\u+0142) --> Ł (\u+0141)
//    ń (\u+0144) --> Ń (\u+0143)         ņ (\u+0146) --> Ņ (\u+0145)
//    ň (\u+0148) --> Ň (\u+0147)         ŋ (\u+014B) --> Ŋ (\u+014A)
//    ō (\u+014D) --> Ō (\u+014C)         ŏ (\u+014F) --> Ŏ (\u+014E)
//    ő (\u+0151) --> Ő (\u+0150)         œ (\u+0153) --> Œ (\u+0152)
//    ŕ (\u+0155) --> Ŕ (\u+0154)         ŗ (\u+0157) --> Ŗ (\u+0156)
//    ř (\u+0159) --> Ř (\u+0158)         ś (\u+015B) --> Ś (\u+015A)
//    ŝ (\u+015D) --> Ŝ (\u+015C)         ş (\u+015F) --> Ş (\u+015E)
//    š (\u+0161) --> Š (\u+0160)         ţ (\u+0163) --> Ţ (\u+0162)
//    ť (\u+0165) --> Ť (\u+0164)         ŧ (\u+0167) --> Ŧ (\u+0166)
//    ũ (\u+0169) --> Ũ (\u+0168)         ū (\u+016B) --> Ū (\u+016A)
//    ŭ (\u+016D) --> Ŭ (\u+016C)         ů (\u+016F) --> Ů (\u+016E)
//    ű (\u+0171) --> Ű (\u+0170)         ų (\u+0173) --> Ų (\u+0172)
//    ŵ (\u+0175) --> Ŵ (\u+0174)         ŷ (\u+0177) --> Ŷ (\u+0176)
//    ź (\u+017A) --> Ź (\u+0179)         ż (\u+017C) --> Ż (\u+017B)
//    ž (\u+017E) --> Ž (\u+017D)
using System;

public class Example
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      int n = 0;
      for (int ctr = 0x20; ctr <= 0x017F; ctr++) {
         string string1 = Convert.ToChar(ctr).ToString();
         string upperString = string1.ToUpper();
         if (string1 != upperString) {
            Console.Write(@"{0} (\u+{1}) --> {2} (\u+{3})         ", 
                          string1, 
                          Convert.ToUInt16(string1[0]).ToString("X4"),  
                          upperString, 
                          Convert.ToUInt16(upperString[0]).ToString("X4"));                     
            n++;
            if (n % 2 == 0) Console.WriteLine();
         }
      } 
   }
}
// The example displays the following output:
//    a (\u+0061) --> A (\u+0041)         b (\u+0062) --> B (\u+0042)
//    c (\u+0063) --> C (\u+0043)         d (\u+0064) --> D (\u+0044)
//    e (\u+0065) --> E (\u+0045)         f (\u+0066) --> F (\u+0046)
//    g (\u+0067) --> G (\u+0047)         h (\u+0068) --> H (\u+0048)
//    i (\u+0069) --> I (\u+0049)         j (\u+006A) --> J (\u+004A)
//    k (\u+006B) --> K (\u+004B)         l (\u+006C) --> L (\u+004C)
//    m (\u+006D) --> M (\u+004D)         n (\u+006E) --> N (\u+004E)
//    o (\u+006F) --> O (\u+004F)         p (\u+0070) --> P (\u+0050)
//    q (\u+0071) --> Q (\u+0051)         r (\u+0072) --> R (\u+0052)
//    s (\u+0073) --> S (\u+0053)         t (\u+0074) --> T (\u+0054)
//    u (\u+0075) --> U (\u+0055)         v (\u+0076) --> V (\u+0056)
//    w (\u+0077) --> W (\u+0057)         x (\u+0078) --> X (\u+0058)
//    y (\u+0079) --> Y (\u+0059)         z (\u+007A) --> Z (\u+005A)
//    à (\u+00E0) --> À (\u+00C0)         á (\u+00E1) --> Á (\u+00C1)
//    â (\u+00E2) --> Â (\u+00C2)         ã (\u+00E3) --> Ã (\u+00C3)
//    ä (\u+00E4) --> Ä (\u+00C4)         å (\u+00E5) --> Å (\u+00C5)
//    æ (\u+00E6) --> Æ (\u+00C6)         ç (\u+00E7) --> Ç (\u+00C7)
//    è (\u+00E8) --> È (\u+00C8)         é (\u+00E9) --> É (\u+00C9)
//    ê (\u+00EA) --> Ê (\u+00CA)         ë (\u+00EB) --> Ë (\u+00CB)
//    ì (\u+00EC) --> Ì (\u+00CC)         í (\u+00ED) --> Í (\u+00CD)
//    î (\u+00EE) --> Î (\u+00CE)         ï (\u+00EF) --> Ï (\u+00CF)
//    ð (\u+00F0) --> Ð (\u+00D0)         ñ (\u+00F1) --> Ñ (\u+00D1)
//    ò (\u+00F2) --> Ò (\u+00D2)         ó (\u+00F3) --> Ó (\u+00D3)
//    ô (\u+00F4) --> Ô (\u+00D4)         õ (\u+00F5) --> Õ (\u+00D5)
//    ö (\u+00F6) --> Ö (\u+00D6)         ø (\u+00F8) --> Ø (\u+00D8)
//    ù (\u+00F9) --> Ù (\u+00D9)         ú (\u+00FA) --> Ú (\u+00DA)
//    û (\u+00FB) --> Û (\u+00DB)         ü (\u+00FC) --> Ü (\u+00DC)
//    ý (\u+00FD) --> Ý (\u+00DD)         þ (\u+00FE) --> Þ (\u+00DE)
//    ÿ (\u+00FF) --> Ÿ (\u+0178)         ā (\u+0101) --> Ā (\u+0100)
//    ă (\u+0103) --> Ă (\u+0102)         ą (\u+0105) --> Ą (\u+0104)
//    ć (\u+0107) --> Ć (\u+0106)         ĉ (\u+0109) --> Ĉ (\u+0108)
//    ċ (\u+010B) --> Ċ (\u+010A)         č (\u+010D) --> Č (\u+010C)
//    ď (\u+010F) --> Ď (\u+010E)         đ (\u+0111) --> Đ (\u+0110)
//    ē (\u+0113) --> Ē (\u+0112)         ĕ (\u+0115) --> Ĕ (\u+0114)
//    ė (\u+0117) --> Ė (\u+0116)         ę (\u+0119) --> Ę (\u+0118)
//    ě (\u+011B) --> Ě (\u+011A)         ĝ (\u+011D) --> Ĝ (\u+011C)
//    ğ (\u+011F) --> Ğ (\u+011E)         ġ (\u+0121) --> Ġ (\u+0120)
//    ģ (\u+0123) --> Ģ (\u+0122)         ĥ (\u+0125) --> Ĥ (\u+0124)
//    ħ (\u+0127) --> Ħ (\u+0126)         ĩ (\u+0129) --> Ĩ (\u+0128)
//    ī (\u+012B) --> Ī (\u+012A)         ĭ (\u+012D) --> Ĭ (\u+012C)
//    į (\u+012F) --> Į (\u+012E)         ı (\u+0131) --> I (\u+0049)
//    ij (\u+0133) --> IJ (\u+0132)         ĵ (\u+0135) --> Ĵ (\u+0134)
//    ķ (\u+0137) --> Ķ (\u+0136)         ĺ (\u+013A) --> Ĺ (\u+0139)
//    ļ (\u+013C) --> Ļ (\u+013B)         ľ (\u+013E) --> Ľ (\u+013D)
//    ŀ (\u+0140) --> Ŀ (\u+013F)         ł (\u+0142) --> Ł (\u+0141)
//    ń (\u+0144) --> Ń (\u+0143)         ņ (\u+0146) --> Ņ (\u+0145)
//    ň (\u+0148) --> Ň (\u+0147)         ŋ (\u+014B) --> Ŋ (\u+014A)
//    ō (\u+014D) --> Ō (\u+014C)         ŏ (\u+014F) --> Ŏ (\u+014E)
//    ő (\u+0151) --> Ő (\u+0150)         œ (\u+0153) --> Œ (\u+0152)
//    ŕ (\u+0155) --> Ŕ (\u+0154)         ŗ (\u+0157) --> Ŗ (\u+0156)
//    ř (\u+0159) --> Ř (\u+0158)         ś (\u+015B) --> Ś (\u+015A)
//    ŝ (\u+015D) --> Ŝ (\u+015C)         ş (\u+015F) --> Ş (\u+015E)
//    š (\u+0161) --> Š (\u+0160)         ţ (\u+0163) --> Ţ (\u+0162)
//    ť (\u+0165) --> Ť (\u+0164)         ŧ (\u+0167) --> Ŧ (\u+0166)
//    ũ (\u+0169) --> Ũ (\u+0168)         ū (\u+016B) --> Ū (\u+016A)
//    ŭ (\u+016D) --> Ŭ (\u+016C)         ů (\u+016F) --> Ů (\u+016E)
//    ű (\u+0171) --> Ű (\u+0170)         ų (\u+0173) --> Ų (\u+0172)
//    ŵ (\u+0175) --> Ŵ (\u+0174)         ŷ (\u+0177) --> Ŷ (\u+0176)
//    ź (\u+017A) --> Ź (\u+0179)         ż (\u+017C) --> Ż (\u+017B)
//    ž (\u+017E) --> Ž (\u+017D)
Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim n As Integer = 0
      For ctr As Integer = &h20 To &h017F
         Dim string1 As String = ChrW(ctr).ToString()
         Dim upperString As String = string1.ToUpper()
         If string1 <> upperString Then
            Console.Write("{0} (\u+{1}) --> {2} (\u+{3})         ", _
                          string1, _
                          Convert.ToUInt16(string1.Chars(0)).ToString("X4"), _ 
                          upperString, _
                          Convert.ToUInt16(upperString.Chars(0)).ToString("X4"))                     
            n += 1
            If n Mod 2 = 0 Then Console.WriteLine()
         End If
      Next 
   End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'    a (\u+0061) --> A (\u+0041)         b (\u+0062) --> B (\u+0042)
'    c (\u+0063) --> C (\u+0043)         d (\u+0064) --> D (\u+0044)
'    e (\u+0065) --> E (\u+0045)         f (\u+0066) --> F (\u+0046)
'    g (\u+0067) --> G (\u+0047)         h (\u+0068) --> H (\u+0048)
'    i (\u+0069) --> I (\u+0049)         j (\u+006A) --> J (\u+004A)
'    k (\u+006B) --> K (\u+004B)         l (\u+006C) --> L (\u+004C)
'    m (\u+006D) --> M (\u+004D)         n (\u+006E) --> N (\u+004E)
'    o (\u+006F) --> O (\u+004F)         p (\u+0070) --> P (\u+0050)
'    q (\u+0071) --> Q (\u+0051)         r (\u+0072) --> R (\u+0052)
'    s (\u+0073) --> S (\u+0053)         t (\u+0074) --> T (\u+0054)
'    u (\u+0075) --> U (\u+0055)         v (\u+0076) --> V (\u+0056)
'    w (\u+0077) --> W (\u+0057)         x (\u+0078) --> X (\u+0058)
'    y (\u+0079) --> Y (\u+0059)         z (\u+007A) --> Z (\u+005A)
'    à (\u+00E0) --> À (\u+00C0)         á (\u+00E1) --> Á (\u+00C1)
'    â (\u+00E2) --> Â (\u+00C2)         ã (\u+00E3) --> Ã (\u+00C3)
'    ä (\u+00E4) --> Ä (\u+00C4)         å (\u+00E5) --> Å (\u+00C5)
'    æ (\u+00E6) --> Æ (\u+00C6)         ç (\u+00E7) --> Ç (\u+00C7)
'    è (\u+00E8) --> È (\u+00C8)         é (\u+00E9) --> É (\u+00C9)
'    ê (\u+00EA) --> Ê (\u+00CA)         ë (\u+00EB) --> Ë (\u+00CB)
'    ì (\u+00EC) --> Ì (\u+00CC)         í (\u+00ED) --> Í (\u+00CD)
'    î (\u+00EE) --> Î (\u+00CE)         ï (\u+00EF) --> Ï (\u+00CF)
'    ð (\u+00F0) --> Ð (\u+00D0)         ñ (\u+00F1) --> Ñ (\u+00D1)
'    ò (\u+00F2) --> Ò (\u+00D2)         ó (\u+00F3) --> Ó (\u+00D3)
'    ô (\u+00F4) --> Ô (\u+00D4)         õ (\u+00F5) --> Õ (\u+00D5)
'    ö (\u+00F6) --> Ö (\u+00D6)         ø (\u+00F8) --> Ø (\u+00D8)
'    ù (\u+00F9) --> Ù (\u+00D9)         ú (\u+00FA) --> Ú (\u+00DA)
'    û (\u+00FB) --> Û (\u+00DB)         ü (\u+00FC) --> Ü (\u+00DC)
'    ý (\u+00FD) --> Ý (\u+00DD)         þ (\u+00FE) --> Þ (\u+00DE)
'    ÿ (\u+00FF) --> Ÿ (\u+0178)         ā (\u+0101) --> Ā (\u+0100)
'    ă (\u+0103) --> Ă (\u+0102)         ą (\u+0105) --> Ą (\u+0104)
'    ć (\u+0107) --> Ć (\u+0106)         ĉ (\u+0109) --> Ĉ (\u+0108)
'    ċ (\u+010B) --> Ċ (\u+010A)         č (\u+010D) --> Č (\u+010C)
'    ď (\u+010F) --> Ď (\u+010E)         đ (\u+0111) --> Đ (\u+0110)
'    ē (\u+0113) --> Ē (\u+0112)         ĕ (\u+0115) --> Ĕ (\u+0114)
'    ė (\u+0117) --> Ė (\u+0116)         ę (\u+0119) --> Ę (\u+0118)
'    ě (\u+011B) --> Ě (\u+011A)         ĝ (\u+011D) --> Ĝ (\u+011C)
'    ğ (\u+011F) --> Ğ (\u+011E)         ġ (\u+0121) --> Ġ (\u+0120)
'    ģ (\u+0123) --> Ģ (\u+0122)         ĥ (\u+0125) --> Ĥ (\u+0124)
'    ħ (\u+0127) --> Ħ (\u+0126)         ĩ (\u+0129) --> Ĩ (\u+0128)
'    ī (\u+012B) --> Ī (\u+012A)         ĭ (\u+012D) --> Ĭ (\u+012C)
'    į (\u+012F) --> Į (\u+012E)         ı (\u+0131) --> I (\u+0049)
'    ij (\u+0133) --> IJ (\u+0132)         ĵ (\u+0135) --> Ĵ (\u+0134)
'    ķ (\u+0137) --> Ķ (\u+0136)         ĺ (\u+013A) --> Ĺ (\u+0139)
'    ļ (\u+013C) --> Ļ (\u+013B)         ľ (\u+013E) --> Ľ (\u+013D)
'    ŀ (\u+0140) --> Ŀ (\u+013F)         ł (\u+0142) --> Ł (\u+0141)
'    ń (\u+0144) --> Ń (\u+0143)         ņ (\u+0146) --> Ņ (\u+0145)
'    ň (\u+0148) --> Ň (\u+0147)         ŋ (\u+014B) --> Ŋ (\u+014A)
'    ō (\u+014D) --> Ō (\u+014C)         ŏ (\u+014F) --> Ŏ (\u+014E)
'    ő (\u+0151) --> Ő (\u+0150)         œ (\u+0153) --> Œ (\u+0152)
'    ŕ (\u+0155) --> Ŕ (\u+0154)         ŗ (\u+0157) --> Ŗ (\u+0156)
'    ř (\u+0159) --> Ř (\u+0158)         ś (\u+015B) --> Ś (\u+015A)
'    ŝ (\u+015D) --> Ŝ (\u+015C)         ş (\u+015F) --> Ş (\u+015E)
'    š (\u+0161) --> Š (\u+0160)         ţ (\u+0163) --> Ţ (\u+0162)
'    ť (\u+0165) --> Ť (\u+0164)         ŧ (\u+0167) --> Ŧ (\u+0166)
'    ũ (\u+0169) --> Ũ (\u+0168)         ū (\u+016B) --> Ū (\u+016A)
'    ŭ (\u+016D) --> Ŭ (\u+016C)         ů (\u+016F) --> Ů (\u+016E)
'    ű (\u+0171) --> Ű (\u+0170)         ų (\u+0173) --> Ų (\u+0172)
'    ŵ (\u+0175) --> Ŵ (\u+0174)         ŷ (\u+0177) --> Ŷ (\u+0176)
'    ź (\u+017A) --> Ź (\u+0179)         ż (\u+017C) --> Ż (\u+017B)
'    ž (\u+017E) --> Ž (\u+017D)

Remarks

This method uses the casing rules of the current culture to convert each character in the current instance to its uppercase equivalent. If a character does not have an uppercase equivalent, it is included unchanged in the returned string.

Note

This method does not modify the value of the current instance. Instead, it returns a new string in which all characters in the current instance are converted to uppercase.

The ToUpper method is often used to convert a string to uppercase so that it can be used in a case-insensitive comparison. A better method to perform case-insensitive comparison is to call a string comparison method that has a StringComparison parameter whose value you set to StringComparison.CurrentCultureIgnoreCase for a culture-sensitive, case-insensitive comparison.

Security Considerations

The casing operation that results from calling the ToUpper() method takes the casing conventions of the current culture into account. If you need the lowercase or uppercase version of an operating system identifier, such as a file name, named pipe, or registry key, use the ToLowerInvariant or ToUpperInvariant method. This produces the same result in every culture (unlike the ToUpper() method) and performs more efficiently.

Notes to Callers

As explained in Best Practices for Using Strings, we recommend that you avoid calling string casing methods that substitute default values and instead call methods that require parameters to be explicitly specified. To convert a string to uppercase by using the casing conventions of the current culture, call the ToUpper(CultureInfo) method overload with a value of CurrentCulture for its culture parameter.

See Also

ToUpper(CultureInfo) ToUpper(CultureInfo) ToUpper(CultureInfo) ToUpper(CultureInfo)

Returns a copy of this string converted to uppercase, using the casing rules of the specified culture.

public:
 System::String ^ ToUpper(System::Globalization::CultureInfo ^ culture);
public string ToUpper (System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture);
member this.ToUpper : System.Globalization.CultureInfo -> string
Public Function ToUpper (culture As CultureInfo) As String

Parameters

culture
CultureInfo CultureInfo CultureInfo CultureInfo

An object that supplies culture-specific casing rules.

Returns

The uppercase equivalent of the current string.

Exceptions

Examples

The following example converts a string of lowercase characters to two strings of uppercase characters using the English-United States and Turkish-Turkey cultures, then compares the uppercase strings. The uppercase strings are identical except that for each occurrence of the Unicode LATIN CAPITAL LETTER I in one string, the other string contains LATIN CAPITAL LETTER I WITH DOT ABOVE.

using System;
using System.Globalization;

class Example 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {
       string str1 = "indigo";
       string str2, str3;
   
       // str2 is an uppercase copy of str1, using English-United States culture.
       str2 = str1.ToUpper(new CultureInfo("en-US", false));
   
       // str3 is an uppercase copy of str1, using Turkish-Turkey culture.
       str3 = str1.ToUpper(new CultureInfo("tr-TR", false));
   
       // Compare the code points and compare the uppercase strings.
       ShowCodePoints("str1", str1);
       ShowCodePoints("str2", str2);
       ShowCodePoints("str3", str3);
       Console.WriteLine("str2 is {0} to str3.", 
            String.CompareOrdinal(str2, str3) == 0 ? "equal" : "not equal");
    }

    public static void ShowCodePoints(string varName, string s)
    {
       Console.Write("{0} = {1}: ", varName, s);
       foreach (ushort u in s)
         Console.Write("{0:x4} ", u);
       Console.WriteLine();
    }
}
// This example displays the following output:
//       str1 = indigo: 0069 006e 0064 0069 0067 006f
//       str2 = INDIGO: 0049 004e 0044 0049 0047 004f
//       str3 = INDIGO: 0130 004e 0044 0130 0047 004f
//       str2 is not equal to str3.
Imports System.Globalization

Public Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim str1 As String = "indigo"
      Dim str2, str3 As String
      
      ' str2 is an uppercase copy of str1, using English-United States culture.
      str2 = str1.ToUpper(New CultureInfo("en-US", False))
      
      ' str3 is an uppercase copy of str1, using Turkish-Turkey culture.
      str3 = str1.ToUpper(New CultureInfo("tr-TR", False))
      
      ' Compare the code points and compare the uppercase strings.
      ShowCodePoints("str1", str1)
      ShowCodePoints("str2", str2)
      ShowCodePoints("str3", str3)
      Console.WriteLine("str2 is {0} to str3.", _
                        IIf(String.CompareOrdinal(str2, str3) = 0, "equal", "not equal"))
   End Sub
   
   Public Sub ShowCodePoints(varName As String, s As String)
      Console.Write("{0} = {1}: ", varName, s)
      For Each c In s
         Console.Write("{0:X4} ", AscW(c))
      Next
      Console.WriteLine() 
   End Sub 
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'       str1 = indigo: 0069 006E 0064 0069 0067 006F
'       str2 = INDIGO: 0049 004E 0044 0049 0047 004F
'       str3 = İNDİGO: 0130 004E 0044 0130 0047 004F
'       str2 is not equal to str3.

Remarks

The casing rules of the culture specified by the culture parameter determine the way the case of a string is changed.

Note

This method does not modify the value of the current instance. Instead, it returns a new string in which all characters in the current instance are converted to uppercase.

Security Considerations

If you pass the ToUpper(CultureInfo) method a CultureInfo object other than CultureInfo.InvariantCulture, the casing operation will take culture-specific rules into account. If you need the lowercase or uppercase version of an operating system identifier, such as a file name, named pipe, or registry key, use the ToLowerInvariant or ToUpperInvariant method. This produces the same result in every culture and performs more efficiently.

See Also

Applies to