Double.ToString Double.ToString Double.ToString Double.ToString Method

Definition

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

Overloads

ToString(String, IFormatProvider) ToString(String, IFormatProvider) ToString(String, IFormatProvider) ToString(String, IFormatProvider)

Converts the numeric value of this instance to its equivalent string representation using the specified format and culture-specific format information.

ToString(String) ToString(String) ToString(String) ToString(String)

Converts the numeric value of this instance to its equivalent string representation, using the specified format.

ToString(IFormatProvider) ToString(IFormatProvider) ToString(IFormatProvider) ToString(IFormatProvider)

Converts the numeric value of this instance to its equivalent string representation using the specified culture-specific format information.

ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

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

ToString(String, IFormatProvider) ToString(String, IFormatProvider) ToString(String, IFormatProvider) ToString(String, IFormatProvider)

Converts the numeric value of this instance to its equivalent string representation using the specified format and culture-specific format information.

public:
 virtual System::String ^ ToString(System::String ^ format, IFormatProvider ^ provider);
public string ToString (string format, IFormatProvider provider);
override this.ToString : string * IFormatProvider -> string
Public Function ToString (format As String, provider As IFormatProvider) As String

Parameters

format
String String String String

A numeric format string.

provider
IFormatProvider IFormatProvider IFormatProvider IFormatProvider

An object that supplies culture-specific formatting information.

Returns

The string representation of the value of this instance as specified by format and provider.

Implements

Examples

The following example displays a Double value using each of the supported standard numeric format specifiers for several different cultures.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Globalization;

int main(array<System::String ^> ^args)
{
   double value = 16325.62901;
   String^ specifier;
   CultureInfo^ culture;

   // Use standard numeric format specifiers.
   specifier = "G";
   culture = CultureInfo::CreateSpecificCulture("eu-ES");
   Console::WriteLine(value.ToString(specifier, culture));
   // Displays:    16325,62901
   Console::WriteLine(value.ToString(specifier, CultureInfo::InvariantCulture));
   // Displays:    16325.62901

   specifier = "C";
   culture = CultureInfo::CreateSpecificCulture("en-US");
   Console::WriteLine(value.ToString(specifier, culture));
   // Displays:    $16,325.63
   culture = CultureInfo::CreateSpecificCulture("en-GB");
   Console::WriteLine(value.ToString(specifier, culture));
   // Displays:    £16,325.63

   specifier = "E04";
   culture = CultureInfo::CreateSpecificCulture("sv-SE");
   Console::WriteLine(value.ToString(specifier, culture));
   // Displays: 1,6326E+004   
   culture = CultureInfo::CreateSpecificCulture("en-NZ");
   Console::WriteLine(value.ToString(specifier, culture));
   // Displays:    1.6326E+004   

   specifier = "F";
   culture = CultureInfo::CreateSpecificCulture("fr-FR");
   Console::WriteLine(value.ToString(specifier, culture));
   // Displays:    16325,63
   culture = CultureInfo::CreateSpecificCulture("en-CA");
   Console::WriteLine(value.ToString(specifier, culture));
   // Displays:    16325.63

   specifier = "N";
   culture = CultureInfo::CreateSpecificCulture("es-ES");
   Console::WriteLine(value.ToString(specifier, culture));
   // Displays:    16.325,63
   culture = CultureInfo::CreateSpecificCulture("fr-CA");
   Console::WriteLine(value.ToString(specifier, culture));
   // Displays:    16 325,63

   specifier = "P";
   culture = CultureInfo::InvariantCulture;
   Console::WriteLine((value/10000).ToString(specifier, culture));
   // Displays:    163.26 %
   culture = CultureInfo::CreateSpecificCulture("ar-EG");
   Console::WriteLine((value/10000).ToString(specifier, culture));
   // Displays:    163.256 %

   return 0;
}
double value = 16325.62901;
string specifier;
CultureInfo culture;

// Use standard numeric format specifiers.
specifier = "G";
culture = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("eu-ES");
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(specifier, culture));
// Displays:    16325,62901
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(specifier, CultureInfo.InvariantCulture));
// Displays:    16325.62901

specifier = "C";
culture = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("en-US");
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(specifier, culture));
// Displays:    $16,325.63
culture = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("en-GB");
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(specifier, culture));
// Displays:    £16,325.63

specifier = "E04";
culture = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("sv-SE");
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(specifier, culture));
// Displays: 1,6326E+004   
 culture = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("en-NZ");
 Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(specifier, culture));
// Displays:    1.6326E+004   

specifier = "F";
culture = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("fr-FR");
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(specifier, culture));
// Displays:    16325,63
culture = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("en-CA");
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(specifier, culture));
// Displays:    16325.63

specifier = "N";
culture = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("es-ES");
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(specifier, culture));
// Displays:    16.325,63
culture = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("fr-CA");
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(specifier, culture));
// Displays:    16 325,63

specifier = "P";
culture = CultureInfo.InvariantCulture;
Console.WriteLine((value/10000).ToString(specifier, culture));
// Displays:    163.26 %
culture = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("ar-EG");
Console.WriteLine((value/10000).ToString(specifier, culture));
// Displays:    163.256 %
Dim value As Double = 16325.62901
Dim specifier As String
Dim culture As CultureInfo

' Use standard numeric format specifiers.
specifier = "G"
culture = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("eu-ES")
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(specifier, culture))
' Displays:    16325,62901
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(specifier, CultureInfo.InvariantCulture))
' Displays:    16325.62901

specifier = "C"
culture = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("en-US")
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(specifier, culture))
' Displays:    $16,325.63
culture = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("en-GB")
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(specifier, culture))
' Displays:    £16,325.63

specifier = "E04"
culture = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("sv-SE")
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(specifier, culture))
' Displays: 1,6326E+004   
 culture = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("en-NZ")
 Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(specifier, culture))
' Displays:    1.6326E+004   

specifier = "F"
culture = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("fr-FR")
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(specifier, culture))
' Displays:    16325,63
culture = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("en-CA")
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(specifier, culture))
' Displays:    16325.63

specifier = "N"
culture = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("es-ES")
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(specifier, culture))
' Displays:    16.325,63
culture = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("fr-CA")
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(specifier, culture))
' Displays:    16 325,63

specifier = "P"
culture = CultureInfo.InvariantCulture
Console.WriteLine((value/10000).ToString(specifier, culture))
' Displays:    163.26 %
culture = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("ar-EG")
Console.WriteLine((value/10000).ToString(specifier, culture))
' Displays:    163.256 %

The following example illustrates the use of ToString, taking a String and an IFormatProvider as parameters.

public ref class Temperature: public IFormattable
{
   // IFormattable.ToString implementation.
public:
   virtual String^ ToString( String^ format, IFormatProvider^ provider )
   {
      if ( format != nullptr )
      {
         if ( format->Equals( "F" ) )
         {
            return String::Format( "{0}'F", this->Value.ToString() );
         }

         if ( format->Equals( "C" ) )
         {
            return String::Format( "{0}'C", this->Celsius.ToString() );
         }
      }

      return m_value.ToString( format, provider );
   }

protected:
   // The value holder
   double m_value;

public:
   property double Value 
   {
      double get()
      {
         return m_value;
      }
      void set( double value )
      {
         m_value = value;
      }
   }

   property double Celsius 
   {
      double get()
      {
         return (m_value - 32.0) / 1.8;
      }
      void set( double value )
      {
         m_value = 1.8 * value + 32.0;
      }
   }
};
public class Temperature : IFormattable {
	// IFormattable.ToString implementation.
	public string ToString(string format, IFormatProvider provider) {
		if( format != null ) {
			if( format.Equals("F") ) {
				return String.Format("{0}'F", this.Value.ToString());
			}
			if( format.Equals("C") ) {
				return String.Format("{0}'C", this.Celsius.ToString());
			}
		}

		return m_value.ToString(format, provider);
	}

	// The value holder
	protected double m_value;

	public double Value {
		get {
			return m_value;
		}
		set {
			m_value = value;
		}
	}

	public double Celsius {
		get {
			return (m_value-32.0)/1.8;
		}
		set {
			m_value = 1.8*value+32.0;
		}
	}
}
Public Class Temperature
    Implements IFormattable

    Public Overloads Function ToString(ByVal format As String, ByVal provider As IFormatProvider) As String _
        Implements IFormattable.ToString

        If Not (format Is Nothing) Then
            If format.Equals("F") Then
                Return [String].Format("{0}'F", Me.Value.ToString())
            End If
            If format.Equals("C") Then
                Return [String].Format("{0}'C", Me.Celsius.ToString())
            End If
        End If

        Return m_value.ToString(format, provider)
    End Function

    ' The value holder
    Protected m_value As Double

    Public Property Value() As Double
        Get
            Return m_value
        End Get
        Set(ByVal Value As Double)
            m_value = Value
        End Set
    End Property

    Public Property Celsius() As Double
        Get
            Return (m_value - 32) / 1.8
        End Get
        Set(ByVal Value As Double)
            m_value = Value * 1.8 + 32
        End Set
    End Property
End Class

Remarks

The ToString(String, IFormatProvider) method formats a Double value in a specified format of a specified 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 Default (current) culture ToString()
Default ("G") format A specific culture ToString(IFormatProvider)
A specific format or precision Default (current) culture ToString(String)

The return value can be PositiveInfinitySymbol, NegativeInfinitySymbol, NaNSymbol, or the string representation of a number, as specified by format.

The format parameter can be any valid standard numeric format specifier except for D and X, as well as any combination of custom numeric format specifiers. If format is null or an empty string, the return value for this instance is formatted with the general numeric format specifier ("G").

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

The provider parameter is an IFormatProvider implementation whose GetFormat method returns a NumberFormatInfo object. Typically, provider is a CultureInfo object or a NumberFormatInfo object. The provider parameter supplies culture-specific information used in formatting. If provider is null, the return value is formatted using the NumberFormatInfo object for the current culture.

By default, the return value only contains 15 digits of precision although a maximum of 17 digits is maintained internally. If the value of this instance has greater than 15 digits, ToString returns PositiveInfinitySymbol or NegativeInfinitySymbol instead of the expected number. If you require more precision, specify format with the "G17" format specification, which always returns 17 digits of precision, or "R", which returns 15 digits if the number can be represented with that precision or 17 digits if the number can only be represented with maximum precision.

Notes to Callers

In some cases, Double values formatted with the "R" standard numeric format string do not successfully round-trip if compiled using the /platform:x64 or /platform:anycpu switches and run on 64-bit systems. To work around this problem, you can format Double values by using the "G17" standard numeric format string. The following example uses the "R" format string with a Double value that does not round-trip successfully, and also uses the "G17" format string to successfully round-trip the original value.

using System;
using System.Globalization;

public class Example
{
   static void Main(string[] args)
   {
      Console.WriteLine("Attempting to round-trip a Double with 'R':");
      double initialValue = 0.6822871999174;
      string valueString = initialValue.ToString("R",
                                                 CultureInfo.InvariantCulture);
      double roundTripped = double.Parse(valueString,
                                         CultureInfo.InvariantCulture);
      Console.WriteLine("{0:R} = {1:R}: {2}\n",
                        initialValue, roundTripped, initialValue.Equals(roundTripped));

      Console.WriteLine("Attempting to round-trip a Double with 'G17':");
      string valueString17 = initialValue.ToString("G17",
                                                   CultureInfo.InvariantCulture);
      double roundTripped17 = double.Parse(valueString17,
                                           CultureInfo.InvariantCulture);
      Console.WriteLine("{0:R} = {1:R}: {2}\n",
                        initialValue, roundTripped17, initialValue.Equals(roundTripped17));
   }
}
// If compiled to an application that targets anycpu or x64 and run on an x64 system,
// the example displays the following output:
//       Attempting to round-trip a Double with 'R':
//       0.6822871999174 = 0.68228719991740006: False
//
//       Attempting to round-trip a Double with 'G17':
//       0.6822871999174 = 0.6822871999174: True
Imports System.Globalization

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Console.WriteLine("Attempting to round-trip a Double with 'R':")
      Dim initialValue As Double = 0.6822871999174
      Dim valueString As String = initialValue.ToString("R",
                                               CultureInfo.InvariantCulture)
      Dim roundTripped As Double = Double.Parse(valueString,
                                                CultureInfo.InvariantCulture)
      Console.WriteLine("{0:R} = {1:R}: {2}",
                        initialValue, roundTripped, initialValue.Equals(roundTripped))
      Console.WriteLine()
      
      Console.WriteLine("Attempting to round-trip a Double with 'G17':")
      Dim valueString17 As String = initialValue.ToString("G17",
                                                 CultureInfo.InvariantCulture)
      Dim roundTripped17 As Double = double.Parse(valueString17,
                                            CultureInfo.InvariantCulture)
      Console.WriteLine("{0:R} = {1:R}: {2}",
                        initialValue, roundTripped17, initialValue.Equals(roundTripped17))
   End Sub
End Module
' If compiled to an application that targets anycpu or x64 and run on an x64 system,
' the example displays the following output:
'       Attempting to round-trip a Double with 'R':
'       0.6822871999174 = 0.68228719991740006: False
'
'       Attempting to round-trip a Double with 'G17':
'       0.6822871999174 = 0.6822871999174: True
See Also

ToString(String) ToString(String) ToString(String) ToString(String)

Converts the numeric value of this instance to its equivalent string representation, using the specified format.

public:
 System::String ^ ToString(System::String ^ format);
public string ToString (string format);
override this.ToString : string -> string
Public Function ToString (format As String) As String

Parameters

format
String String String String

A numeric format string.

Returns

The string representation of the value of this instance as specified by format.

Exceptions

Examples

The following example defines a numeric value and formats it as a currency value by using the "C" standard numeric format string and as a numeric value to three decimal places by using the "N" standard numeric format string. The result strings are formatted by using the conventions of the en-US culture. For more information on numeric format strings, see Standard Numeric Format Strings and Custom Numeric Format Strings.

using System;

public class Example
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      float number = 1764.3789m;
      
      // Format as a currency value.
      Console.WriteLine(number.ToString("C"));
      
      // Format as a numeric value with 3 decimal places.
      Console.WriteLine(number.ToString("N3"));
   }
}
// The example displays the following output:
//       $1,764.38
//       1,764.379
Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim number As Double = 1764.3789
      
      ' Format as a currency value.
      Console.WriteLine(number.ToString("C"))
      
      ' Format as a numeric value with 3 decimal places.
      Console.WriteLine(number.ToString("N3"))
   End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'       $1,764.38
'       1,764.379

The following example displays several Double values using the supported standard numeric format specifiers together with three custom numeric format strings. One of those custom format strings illustrates how to pad a Single value with leading zeros. In addition, the example uses precision specifiers with each standard format specifier except for "R". The values of the precision specifiers range from 0 to 3. To convert the numeric values to strings, the example uses the formatting conventions of the en-US culture.

using namespace System;

void main()
{
   array<Double>^ numbers= {1054.32179, -195489100.8377, 1.0437E21, 
                            -1.0573e-05};
   array<String^>^ specifiers = { "C", "E", "e", "F", "G", "N", "P", 
                                  "R", "#,000.000", "0.###E-000",
                                  "000,000,000,000.00###" };
   for each (Double number in numbers)
   {  
      Console::WriteLine("Formatting of {0}:", number);
      for each (String^ specifier in specifiers) {
         Console::WriteLine("   {0,-22} {1}", 
                            specifier + ":", number.ToString(specifier));
         // Add precision specifiers from 0 to 3.
         if (specifier->Length == 1 & ! specifier->Equals("R")) {
            for (int precision = 0; precision <= 3; precision++) {
               String^ pSpecifier = String::Format("{0}{1}", specifier, precision);
               Console::WriteLine("   {0,-22} {1}", 
                                  pSpecifier + ":", number.ToString(pSpecifier));
            }    
            Console::WriteLine();
         }   
      }
      Console::WriteLine();
   }
}
// The example displays the following output:
//       Formatting of 1054.32179:
//          C:                     $1,054.32
//          C0:                    $1,054
//          C1:                    $1,054.3
//          C2:                    $1,054.32
//          C3:                    $1,054.322
//       
//          E:                     1.054322E+003
//          E0:                    1E+003
//          E1:                    1.1E+003
//          E2:                    1.05E+003
//          E3:                    1.054E+003
//       
//          e:                     1.054322e+003
//          e0:                    1e+003
//          e1:                    1.1e+003
//          e2:                    1.05e+003
//          e3:                    1.054e+003
//       
//          F:                     1054.32
//          F0:                    1054
//          F1:                    1054.3
//          F2:                    1054.32
//          F3:                    1054.322
//       
//          G:                     1054.32179
//          G0:                    1054.32179
//          G1:                    1E+03
//          G2:                    1.1E+03
//          G3:                    1.05E+03
//       
//          N:                     1,054.32
//          N0:                    1,054
//          N1:                    1,054.3
//          N2:                    1,054.32
//          N3:                    1,054.322
//       
//          P:                     105,432.18 %
//          P0:                    105,432 %
//          P1:                    105,432.2 %
//          P2:                    105,432.18 %
//          P3:                    105,432.179 %
//       
//          R:                     1054.32179
//          #,000.000:             1,054.322
//          0.###E-000:            1.054E003
//          000,000,000,000.00###: 000,000,001,054.32179
//       
//       Formatting of -195489100.8377:
//          C:                     ($195,489,100.84)
//          C0:                    ($195,489,101)
//          C1:                    ($195,489,100.8)
//          C2:                    ($195,489,100.84)
//          C3:                    ($195,489,100.838)
//       
//          E:                     -1.954891E+008
//          E0:                    -2E+008
//          E1:                    -2.0E+008
//          E2:                    -1.95E+008
//          E3:                    -1.955E+008
//       
//          e:                     -1.954891e+008
//          e0:                    -2e+008
//          e1:                    -2.0e+008
//          e2:                    -1.95e+008
//          e3:                    -1.955e+008
//       
//          F:                     -195489100.84
//          F0:                    -195489101
//          F1:                    -195489100.8
//          F2:                    -195489100.84
//          F3:                    -195489100.838
//       
//          G:                     -195489100.8377
//          G0:                    -195489100.8377
//          G1:                    -2E+08
//          G2:                    -2E+08
//          G3:                    -1.95E+08
//
//          N:                     -195,489,100.84
//          N0:                    -195,489,101
//          N1:                    -195,489,100.8
//          N2:                    -195,489,100.84
//          N3:                    -195,489,100.838
//
//          P:                     -19,548,910,083.77 %
//          P0:                    -19,548,910,084 %
//          P1:                    -19,548,910,083.8 %
//          P2:                    -19,548,910,083.77 %
//          P3:                    -19,548,910,083.770 %
//
//          R:                     -195489100.8377
//          #,000.000:             -195,489,100.838
//          0.###E-000:            -1.955E008
//          000,000,000,000.00###: -000,195,489,100.8377
//
//       Formatting of 1.0437E+21:
//          C:                     $1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000.00
//          C0:                    $1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000
//          C1:                    $1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000.0
//          C2:                    $1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000.00
//          C3:                    $1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000.000
//
//          E:                     1.043700E+021
//          E0:                    1E+021
//          E1:                    1.0E+021
//          E2:                    1.04E+021
//          E3:                    1.044E+021
//
//          e:                     1.043700e+021
//          e0:                    1e+021
//          e1:                    1.0e+021
//          e2:                    1.04e+021
//          e3:                    1.044e+021
//
//          F:                     1043700000000000000000.00
//          F0:                    1043700000000000000000
//          F1:                    1043700000000000000000.0
//          F2:                    1043700000000000000000.00
//          F3:                    1043700000000000000000.000
//
//          G:                     1.0437E+21
//          G0:                    1.0437E+21
//          G1:                    1E+21
//          G2:                    1E+21
//          G3:                    1.04E+21
//
//          N:                     1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000.00
//          N0:                    1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000
//          N1:                    1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000.0
//          N2:                    1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000.00
//          N3:                    1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000.000
//
//          P:                     104,370,000,000,000,000,000,000.00 %
//          P0:                    104,370,000,000,000,000,000,000 %
//          P1:                    104,370,000,000,000,000,000,000.0 %
//          P2:                    104,370,000,000,000,000,000,000.00 %
//          P3:                    104,370,000,000,000,000,000,000.000 %
//
//          R:                     1.0437E+21
//          #,000.000:             1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000.000
//          0.###E-000:            1.044E021
//          000,000,000,000.00###: 1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000.00
//
//       Formatting of -1.0573E-05:
//          C:                     $0.00
//          C0:                    $0
//          C1:                    $0.0
//          C2:                    $0.00
//          C3:                    $0.000
//
//          E:                     -1.057300E-005
//          E0:                    -1E-005
//          E1:                    -1.1E-005
//          E2:                    -1.06E-005
//          E3:                    -1.057E-005
//
//          e:                     -1.057300e-005
//          e0:                    -1e-005
//          e1:                    -1.1e-005
//          e2:                    -1.06e-005
//          e3:                    -1.057e-005
//
//          F:                     0.00
//          F0:                    0
//          F1:                    0.0
//          F2:                    0.00
//          F3:                    0.000
//
//          G:                     -1.0573E-05
//          G0:                    -1.0573E-05
//          G1:                    -1E-05
//          G2:                    -1.1E-05
//          G3:                    -1.06E-05
//
//          N:                     0.00
//          N0:                    0
//          N1:                    0.0
//          N2:                    0.00
//          N3:                    0.000
//
//          P:                     0.00 %
//          P0:                    0 %
//          P1:                    0.0 %
//          P2:                    0.00 %
//          P3:                    -0.001 %
//
//          R:                     -1.0573E-05
//          #,000.000:             000.000
//          0.###E-000:            -1.057E-005
//          000,000,000,000.00###: -000,000,000,000.00001
double[] numbers= {1054.32179, -195489100.8377, 1.0437E21, 
                   -1.0573e-05};
string[] specifiers = { "C", "E", "e", "F", "G", "N", "P", 
                        "R", "#,000.000", "0.###E-000",
                        "000,000,000,000.00###" };
foreach (double number in numbers)
{
   Console.WriteLine("Formatting of {0}:", number);
   foreach (string specifier in specifiers) {
      Console.WriteLine("   {0,-22} {1}", 
                        specifier + ":", number.ToString(specifier));
      // Add precision specifiers from 0 to 3.
      if (specifier.Length == 1 & ! specifier.Equals("R")) {
         for (int precision = 0; precision <= 3; precision++) {
            string pSpecifier = String.Format("{0}{1}", specifier, precision);
            Console.WriteLine("   {0,-22} {1}", 
                              pSpecifier + ":", number.ToString(pSpecifier));
         }    
         Console.WriteLine();
      }   
   }
   Console.WriteLine();
}
// The example displays the following output to the console:
//       Formatting of 1054.32179:
//          C:                     $1,054.32
//          C0:                    $1,054
//          C1:                    $1,054.3
//          C2:                    $1,054.32
//          C3:                    $1,054.322
//       
//          E:                     1.054322E+003
//          E0:                    1E+003
//          E1:                    1.1E+003
//          E2:                    1.05E+003
//          E3:                    1.054E+003
//       
//          e:                     1.054322e+003
//          e0:                    1e+003
//          e1:                    1.1e+003
//          e2:                    1.05e+003
//          e3:                    1.054e+003
//       
//          F:                     1054.32
//          F0:                    1054
//          F1:                    1054.3
//          F2:                    1054.32
//          F3:                    1054.322
//       
//          G:                     1054.32179
//          G0:                    1054.32179
//          G1:                    1E+03
//          G2:                    1.1E+03
//          G3:                    1.05E+03
//       
//          N:                     1,054.32
//          N0:                    1,054
//          N1:                    1,054.3
//          N2:                    1,054.32
//          N3:                    1,054.322
//       
//          P:                     105,432.18 %
//          P0:                    105,432 %
//          P1:                    105,432.2 %
//          P2:                    105,432.18 %
//          P3:                    105,432.179 %
//       
//          R:                     1054.32179
//          #,000.000:             1,054.322
//          0.###E-000:            1.054E003
//          000,000,000,000.00###: 000,000,001,054.32179
//       
//       Formatting of -195489100.8377:
//          C:                     ($195,489,100.84)
//          C0:                    ($195,489,101)
//          C1:                    ($195,489,100.8)
//          C2:                    ($195,489,100.84)
//          C3:                    ($195,489,100.838)
//       
//          E:                     -1.954891E+008
//          E0:                    -2E+008
//          E1:                    -2.0E+008
//          E2:                    -1.95E+008
//          E3:                    -1.955E+008
//       
//          e:                     -1.954891e+008
//          e0:                    -2e+008
//          e1:                    -2.0e+008
//          e2:                    -1.95e+008
//          e3:                    -1.955e+008
//       
//          F:                     -195489100.84
//          F0:                    -195489101
//          F1:                    -195489100.8
//          F2:                    -195489100.84
//          F3:                    -195489100.838
//       
//          G:                     -195489100.8377
//          G0:                    -195489100.8377
//          G1:                    -2E+08
//          G2:                    -2E+08
//          G3:                    -1.95E+08
//       
//          N:                     -195,489,100.84
//          N0:                    -195,489,101
//          N1:                    -195,489,100.8
//          N2:                    -195,489,100.84
//          N3:                    -195,489,100.838
//       
//          P:                     -19,548,910,083.77 %
//          P0:                    -19,548,910,084 %
//          P1:                    -19,548,910,083.8 %
//          P2:                    -19,548,910,083.77 %
//          P3:                    -19,548,910,083.770 %
//       
//          R:                     -195489100.8377
//          #,000.000:             -195,489,100.838
//          0.###E-000:            -1.955E008
//          000,000,000,000.00###: -000,195,489,100.8377
//       
//       Formatting of 1.0437E+21:
//          C:                     $1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000.00
//          C0:                    $1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000
//          C1:                    $1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000.0
//          C2:                    $1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000.00
//          C3:                    $1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000.000
//       
//          E:                     1.043700E+021
//          E0:                    1E+021
//          E1:                    1.0E+021
//          E2:                    1.04E+021
//          E3:                    1.044E+021
//       
//          e:                     1.043700e+021
//          e0:                    1e+021
//          e1:                    1.0e+021
//          e2:                    1.04e+021
//          e3:                    1.044e+021
//       
//          F:                     1043700000000000000000.00
//          F0:                    1043700000000000000000
//          F1:                    1043700000000000000000.0
//          F2:                    1043700000000000000000.00
//          F3:                    1043700000000000000000.000
//       
//          G:                     1.0437E+21
//          G0:                    1.0437E+21
//          G1:                    1E+21
//          G2:                    1E+21
//          G3:                    1.04E+21
//       
//          N:                     1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000.00
//          N0:                    1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000
//          N1:                    1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000.0
//          N2:                    1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000.00
//          N3:                    1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000.000
//       
//          P:                     104,370,000,000,000,000,000,000.00 %
//          P0:                    104,370,000,000,000,000,000,000 %
//          P1:                    104,370,000,000,000,000,000,000.0 %
//          P2:                    104,370,000,000,000,000,000,000.00 %
//          P3:                    104,370,000,000,000,000,000,000.000 %
//       
//          R:                     1.0437E+21
//          #,000.000:             1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000.000
//          0.###E-000:            1.044E021
//          000,000,000,000.00###: 1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000.00
//       
//       Formatting of -1.0573E-05:
//          C:                     $0.00
//          C0:                    $0
//          C1:                    $0.0
//          C2:                    $0.00
//          C3:                    $0.000
//       
//          E:                     -1.057300E-005
//          E0:                    -1E-005
//          E1:                    -1.1E-005
//          E2:                    -1.06E-005
//          E3:                    -1.057E-005
//       
//          e:                     -1.057300e-005
//          e0:                    -1e-005
//          e1:                    -1.1e-005
//          e2:                    -1.06e-005
//          e3:                    -1.057e-005
//       
//          F:                     0.00
//          F0:                    0
//          F1:                    0.0
//          F2:                    0.00
//          F3:                    0.000
//       
//          G:                     -1.0573E-05
//          G0:                    -1.0573E-05
//          G1:                    -1E-05
//          G2:                    -1.1E-05
//          G3:                    -1.06E-05
//       
//          N:                     0.00
//          N0:                    0
//          N1:                    0.0
//          N2:                    0.00
//          N3:                    0.000
//       
//          P:                     0.00 %
//          P0:                    0 %
//          P1:                    0.0 %
//          P2:                    0.00 %
//          P3:                    -0.001 %
//       
//          R:                     -1.0573E-05
//          #,000.000:             000.000
//          0.###E-000:            -1.057E-005
//          000,000,000,000.00###: -000,000,000,000.00001 
Dim numbers() As Double = {1054.32179, -195489100.8377, 1.0437E21, _
                         -1.0573e-05}
Dim specifiers() As String = { "C", "E", "e", "F", "G", "N", "P", _
                               "R", "#,000.000", "0.###E-000", _
                               "000,000,000,000.00###" }
For Each number As Double In numbers
   Console.WriteLine("Formatting of {0}:", number)
   For Each specifier As String In specifiers
      Console.WriteLine("   {0,-22} {1}", 
                        specifier + ":", number.ToString(specifier))
      ' Add precision specifiers from 0 to 3.
      If specifier.Length = 1 And Not specifier.Equals("R") Then
         For precision As Integer = 0 To 3
            Dim pSpecifier As String = String.Format("{0}{1}", specifier, precision)
            Console.WriteLine("   {0,-22} {1}", 
                              pSpecifier + ":", number.ToString(pSpecifier))
         Next
         Console.WriteLine()      
      End If
   Next
   Console.WriteLine()
Next
' The example displays the following output:
'       Formatting of 1054.32179:
'          C:                     $1,054.32
'          C0:                    $1,054
'          C1:                    $1,054.3
'          C2:                    $1,054.32
'          C3:                    $1,054.322
'       
'          E:                     1.054322E+003
'          E0:                    1E+003
'          E1:                    1.1E+003
'          E2:                    1.05E+003
'          E3:                    1.054E+003
'       
'          e:                     1.054322e+003
'          e0:                    1e+003
'          e1:                    1.1e+003
'          e2:                    1.05e+003
'          e3:                    1.054e+003
'       
'          F:                     1054.32
'          F0:                    1054
'          F1:                    1054.3
'          F2:                    1054.32
'          F3:                    1054.322
'       
'          G:                     1054.32179
'          G0:                    1054.32179
'          G1:                    1E+03
'          G2:                    1.1E+03
'          G3:                    1.05E+03
'       
'          N:                     1,054.32
'          N0:                    1,054
'          N1:                    1,054.3
'          N2:                    1,054.32
'          N3:                    1,054.322
'       
'          P:                     105,432.18 %
'          P0:                    105,432 %
'          P1:                    105,432.2 %
'          P2:                    105,432.18 %
'          P3:                    105,432.179 %
'       
'          R:                     1054.32179
'          #,000.000:             1,054.322
'          0.###E-000:            1.054E003
'          000,000,000,000.00###: 000,000,001,054.32179
'       
'       Formatting of -195489100.8377:
'          C:                     ($195,489,100.84)
'          C0:                    ($195,489,101)
'          C1:                    ($195,489,100.8)
'          C2:                    ($195,489,100.84)
'          C3:                    ($195,489,100.838)
'       
'          E:                     -1.954891E+008
'          E0:                    -2E+008
'          E1:                    -2.0E+008
'          E2:                    -1.95E+008
'          E3:                    -1.955E+008
'       
'          e:                     -1.954891e+008
'          e0:                    -2e+008
'          e1:                    -2.0e+008
'          e2:                    -1.95e+008
'          e3:                    -1.955e+008
'       
'          F:                     -195489100.84
'          F0:                    -195489101
'          F1:                    -195489100.8
'          F2:                    -195489100.84
'          F3:                    -195489100.838
'       
'          G:                     -195489100.8377
'          G0:                    -195489100.8377
'          G1:                    -2E+08
'          G2:                    -2E+08
'          G3:                    -1.95E+08
'       
'          N:                     -195,489,100.84
'          N0:                    -195,489,101
'          N1:                    -195,489,100.8
'          N2:                    -195,489,100.84
'          N3:                    -195,489,100.838
'       
'          P:                     -19,548,910,083.77 %
'          P0:                    -19,548,910,084 %
'          P1:                    -19,548,910,083.8 %
'          P2:                    -19,548,910,083.77 %
'          P3:                    -19,548,910,083.770 %
'       
'          R:                     -195489100.8377
'          #,000.000:             -195,489,100.838
'          0.###E-000:            -1.955E008
'          000,000,000,000.00###: -000,195,489,100.8377
'       
'       Formatting of 1.0437E+21:
'          C:                     $1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000.00
'          C0:                    $1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000
'          C1:                    $1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000.0
'          C2:                    $1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000.00
'          C3:                    $1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000.000
'       
'          E:                     1.043700E+021
'          E0:                    1E+021
'          E1:                    1.0E+021
'          E2:                    1.04E+021
'          E3:                    1.044E+021
'       
'          e:                     1.043700e+021
'          e0:                    1e+021
'          e1:                    1.0e+021
'          e2:                    1.04e+021
'          e3:                    1.044e+021
'       
'          F:                     1043700000000000000000.00
'          F0:                    1043700000000000000000
'          F1:                    1043700000000000000000.0
'          F2:                    1043700000000000000000.00
'          F3:                    1043700000000000000000.000
'       
'          G:                     1.0437E+21
'          G0:                    1.0437E+21
'          G1:                    1E+21
'          G2:                    1E+21
'          G3:                    1.04E+21
'       
'          N:                     1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000.00
'          N0:                    1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000
'          N1:                    1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000.0
'          N2:                    1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000.00
'          N3:                    1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000.000
'       
'          P:                     104,370,000,000,000,000,000,000.00 %
'          P0:                    104,370,000,000,000,000,000,000 %
'          P1:                    104,370,000,000,000,000,000,000.0 %
'          P2:                    104,370,000,000,000,000,000,000.00 %
'          P3:                    104,370,000,000,000,000,000,000.000 %
'       
'          R:                     1.0437E+21
'          #,000.000:             1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000.000
'          0.###E-000:            1.044E021
'          000,000,000,000.00###: 1,043,700,000,000,000,000,000.00
'       
'       Formatting of -1.0573E-05:
'          C:                     $0.00
'          C0:                    $0
'          C1:                    $0.0
'          C2:                    $0.00
'          C3:                    $0.000
'       
'          E:                     -1.057300E-005
'          E0:                    -1E-005
'          E1:                    -1.1E-005
'          E2:                    -1.06E-005
'          E3:                    -1.057E-005
'       
'          e:                     -1.057300e-005
'          e0:                    -1e-005
'          e1:                    -1.1e-005
'          e2:                    -1.06e-005
'          e3:                    -1.057e-005
'       
'          F:                     0.00
'          F0:                    0
'          F1:                    0.0
'          F2:                    0.00
'          F3:                    0.000
'       
'          G:                     -1.0573E-05
'          G0:                    -1.0573E-05
'          G1:                    -1E-05
'          G2:                    -1.1E-05
'          G3:                    -1.06E-05
'       
'          N:                     0.00
'          N0:                    0
'          N1:                    0.0
'          N2:                    0.00
'          N3:                    0.000
'       
'          P:                     0.00 %
'          P0:                    0 %
'          P1:                    0.0 %
'          P2:                    0.00 %
'          P3:                    -0.001 %
'       
'          R:                     -1.0573E-05
'          #,000.000:             000.000
'          0.###E-000:            -1.057E-005
'          000,000,000,000.00###: -000,000,000,000.00001

Remarks

The ToString(String) method formats a Double value in a specified format by using the conventions 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 Default (current) culture ToString()
Default ("G") format A specific culture ToString(IFormatProvider)
A specific format or precision A specific culture ToString(String, IFormatProvider)

The return value can be PositiveInfinitySymbol, NegativeInfinitySymbol, NaNSymbol, or the string representation of a number, as specified by format.

The format parameter can be any valid standard numeric format specifier except for D and X, as well as any combination of custom numeric format specifiers. If format is null or an empty string, the return value is formatted with the general numeric format specifier ("G").

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

By default, the return value only contains 15 digits of precision although a maximum of 17 digits is maintained internally. If the value of this instance has greater than 15 digits, ToString returns PositiveInfinitySymbol or NegativeInfinitySymbol instead of the expected number. If you require more precision, specify format with the "G17" format specification, which always returns 17 digits of precision, or "R", which returns 15 digits if the number can be represented with that precision or 17 digits if the number can only be represented with maximum precision.

Notes to Callers

In some cases, Double values formatted with the "R" standard numeric format string do not successfully round-trip if compiled using the /platform:x64 or /platform:anycpu switches and run on 64-bit systems. To work around this problem, you can format Double values by using the "G17" standard numeric format string. The following example uses the "R" format string with a Double value that does not round-trip successfully, and also uses the "G17" format string to successfully round-trip the original value.

using System;

public class Example
{
   static void Main(string[] args)
   {
      Console.WriteLine("Attempting to round-trip a Double with 'R':");
      double initialValue = 0.6822871999174;
      string valueString = initialValue.ToString("R");
      double roundTripped = double.Parse(valueString);
      Console.WriteLine("{0:R} = {1:R}: {2}\n",
                        initialValue, roundTripped, initialValue.Equals(roundTripped));

      Console.WriteLine("Attempting to round-trip a Double with 'G17':");
      string valueString17 = initialValue.ToString("G17");
      double roundTripped17 = double.Parse(valueString17);
      Console.WriteLine("{0:R} = {1:R}: {2}\n",
                        initialValue, roundTripped17, initialValue.Equals(roundTripped17));
   }
}
// If compiled to an application that targets anycpu or x64 and run on an x64 system,
// the example displays the following output:
//       Attempting to round-trip a Double with 'R':
//       0.6822871999174 = 0.68228719991740006: False
//
//       Attempting to round-trip a Double with 'G17':
//       0.6822871999174 = 0.6822871999174: True
Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Console.WriteLine("Attempting to round-trip a Double with 'R':")
      Dim initialValue As Double = 0.6822871999174
      Dim valueString As String = initialValue.ToString("R")
      Dim roundTripped As Double = Double.Parse(valueString)
      Console.WriteLine("{0:R} = {1:R}: {2}",
                        initialValue, roundTripped, initialValue.Equals(roundTripped))
      Console.WriteLine()

      Console.WriteLine("Attempting to round-trip a Double with 'G17':")
      Dim valueString17 As String = initialValue.ToString("G17")
      Dim roundTripped17 As Double = Double.Parse(valueString17)
      Console.WriteLine("{0:R} = {1:R}: {2}",
                        initialValue, roundTripped17, initialValue.Equals(roundTripped17))
   End Sub
End Module
' If compiled to an application that targets anycpu or x64 and run on an x64 system,
' the example displays the following output:
'       Attempting to round-trip a Double with 'R':
'       0.6822871999174 = 0.68228719991740006: False
'
'       Attempting to round-trip a Double with 'G17':
'       0.6822871999174 = 0.6822871999174: True
See Also

ToString(IFormatProvider) ToString(IFormatProvider) ToString(IFormatProvider) ToString(IFormatProvider)

Converts the numeric value of this instance to its equivalent string representation using the specified culture-specific format information.

public:
 virtual System::String ^ ToString(IFormatProvider ^ provider);
public string ToString (IFormatProvider provider);
override this.ToString : IFormatProvider -> string
Public Function ToString (provider As IFormatProvider) As String

Parameters

provider
IFormatProvider IFormatProvider IFormatProvider IFormatProvider

An object that supplies culture-specific formatting information.

Returns

The string representation of the value of this instance as specified by provider.

Implements

Examples

The following example displays the string representation of two Double values using CultureInfo objects that represent several different cultures.

double value;

value = -16325.62015;
// Display value using the invariant culture.
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(CultureInfo.InvariantCulture));
// Display value using the en-GB culture.
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("en-GB")));
// Display value using the de-DE culture.
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("de-DE")));

value = 16034.125E21;
// Display value using the invariant culture.
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(CultureInfo.InvariantCulture));
// Display value using the en-GB culture.
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("en-GB")));
// Display value using the de-DE culture.
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("de-DE")));
// This example displays the following output to the console:
//       -16325.62015
//       -16325.62015
//       -16325,62015
//       1.6034125E+25
//       1.6034125E+25
//       1,6034125E+25
Dim value As Double 

value = -16325.62015
' Display value using the invariant culture.
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(CultureInfo.InvariantCulture))
' Display value using the en-GB culture.
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("en-GB")))
' Display value using the de-DE culture.
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("de-DE")))

value = 16034.125E21
' Display value using the invariant culture.
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(CultureInfo.InvariantCulture))
' Display value using the en-GB culture.
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("en-GB")))
' Display value using the de-DE culture.
Console.WriteLine(value.ToString(CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("de-DE")))
' This example displays the following output to the console:
'       -16325.62015
'       -16325.62015
'       -16325,62015
'       1.6034125E+25
'       1.6034125E+25
'       1,6034125E+25

The following example illustrates the use of ToString, taking a String and an IFormatProvider as parameters.

public ref class Temperature: public IFormattable
{
   // IFormattable.ToString implementation.
public:
   virtual String^ ToString( String^ format, IFormatProvider^ provider )
   {
      if ( format != nullptr )
      {
         if ( format->Equals( "F" ) )
         {
            return String::Format( "{0}'F", this->Value.ToString() );
         }

         if ( format->Equals( "C" ) )
         {
            return String::Format( "{0}'C", this->Celsius.ToString() );
         }
      }

      return m_value.ToString( format, provider );
   }

protected:
   // The value holder
   double m_value;

public:
   property double Value 
   {
      double get()
      {
         return m_value;
      }
      void set( double value )
      {
         m_value = value;
      }
   }

   property double Celsius 
   {
      double get()
      {
         return (m_value - 32.0) / 1.8;
      }
      void set( double value )
      {
         m_value = 1.8 * value + 32.0;
      }
   }
};
public class Temperature : IFormattable {
	// IFormattable.ToString implementation.
	public string ToString(string format, IFormatProvider provider) {
		if( format != null ) {
			if( format.Equals("F") ) {
				return String.Format("{0}'F", this.Value.ToString());
			}
			if( format.Equals("C") ) {
				return String.Format("{0}'C", this.Celsius.ToString());
			}
		}

		return m_value.ToString(format, provider);
	}

	// The value holder
	protected double m_value;

	public double Value {
		get {
			return m_value;
		}
		set {
			m_value = value;
		}
	}

	public double Celsius {
		get {
			return (m_value-32.0)/1.8;
		}
		set {
			m_value = 1.8*value+32.0;
		}
	}
}
Public Class Temperature
    Implements IFormattable

    Public Overloads Function ToString(ByVal format As String, ByVal provider As IFormatProvider) As String _
        Implements IFormattable.ToString

        If Not (format Is Nothing) Then
            If format.Equals("F") Then
                Return [String].Format("{0}'F", Me.Value.ToString())
            End If
            If format.Equals("C") Then
                Return [String].Format("{0}'C", Me.Celsius.ToString())
            End If
        End If

        Return m_value.ToString(format, provider)
    End Function

    ' The value holder
    Protected m_value As Double

    Public Property Value() As Double
        Get
            Return m_value
        End Get
        Set(ByVal Value As Double)
            m_value = Value
        End Set
    End Property

    Public Property Celsius() As Double
        Get
            Return (m_value - 32) / 1.8
        End Get
        Set(ByVal Value As Double)
            m_value = Value * 1.8 + 32
        End Set
    End Property
End Class

Remarks

The ToString(IFormatProvider) method formats a Double value in the default ("G", or general) format of a specified 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 Default (current) ToString()
A specific format or precision Default (current) culture ToString(String)
A specific format or precision 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 elements listed in the following table are supported.

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".

This instance is formatted with the general numeric format specifier ("G").

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

The provider parameter is an IFormatProvider implementation whose GetFormat method returns a NumberFormatInfo object. Typically, provider is a CultureInfo object or a NumberFormatInfo object. The provider parameter supplies culture-specific information used in formatting. If provider is null, the return value is formatted using the NumberFormatInfo object for the current culture.

See Also

ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

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

public:
 override System::String ^ ToString();
public override string ToString ();
override this.ToString : unit -> string
Public Overrides Function ToString () As String

Returns

The string representation of the value of this instance.

Examples

The following example uses the default Double.ToString() method to display the string representations of a number of Double values.

double number;

number = 1.6E20;
// Displays 1.6E+20.
Console.WriteLine(number.ToString());

number = 1.6E2;
// Displays 160.
Console.WriteLine(number.ToString());

number = -3.541;
// Displays -3.541.
Console.WriteLine(number.ToString());

number = -1502345222199E-07;
// Displays -150234.5222199.
Console.WriteLine(number.ToString());

number = -15023452221990199574E-09;
// Displays -15023452221.9902.
Console.WriteLine(number.ToString());

number = .60344;
// Displays 0.60344.
Console.WriteLine(number.ToString());

number = .000000001;
// Displays 1E-09.
Console.WriteLine(number.ToString());
Dim number As Double

number = 1.6E20
' Displays 1.6E+20.      
Console.WriteLIne(number.ToString())

number = 1.6E2
' Displays 160.
Console.WriteLine(number.ToString())

number = -3.541
' Displays -3.541.
Console.WriteLine(number.ToString())

number = -1502345222199E-07
' Displays -150234.5222199.
Console.WriteLine(number.ToString())

number = -15023452221990199574E-09
' Displays -15023452221.9902.
Console.WriteLine(number.ToString())

number = .60344
' Displays 0.60344.
Console.WriteLine(number.ToString())

number = .000000001
' Displays 1E-09.
Console.WriteLine(number.ToString())

The following example illustrates the use of ToString.

bool done = false;
String^ inp;
do
{
   Console::Write( "Enter a real number: " );
   inp = Console::ReadLine();
   try
   {
      d = Double::Parse( inp );
      Console::WriteLine( "You entered {0}.", d );
      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 );
   bool done = false;
   string inp;
   do {
      Console.Write("Enter a real number: ");
      inp = Console.ReadLine();
      try {
         d = Double.Parse(inp);
         Console.WriteLine("You entered {0}.", d.ToString());
         done = true;
      } 
      catch (FormatException) {
         Console.WriteLine("You did not enter a number.");
      }
catch (ArgumentNullException) {
         Console.WriteLine("You did not supply any input.");
      }
      catch (OverflowException) {
          Console.WriteLine("The value you entered, {0}, is out of range.", inp);      
      }
   } while (!done);
Dim Done As Boolean = False
Dim Inp As String
Do

    Console.Write("Enter a real number: ")
    inp = Console.ReadLine()
    Try
        D = Double.Parse(inp)
        Console.WriteLine("You entered " + D.ToString() + ".")
        Done = True
    Catch e As FormatException
        Console.WriteLine("You did not enter a number.")
    Catch e As ArgumentNullException
       Console.WriteLine("You did not supply any input.")
    Catch e As OverflowException
       Console.WriteLine("The value you entered, {0}, is out of range.", inp)      
    End Try
Loop While Not Done

Remarks

The ToString() method formats a Double value in the default ("G", or general) format of the current culture. If you want to specify a different format, precision, 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 or precision Default (current) culture ToString(String)
A specific format or precision 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 elements listed in the following table are supported.

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:

See Also

Applies to