OperatingSystem.ToString OperatingSystem.ToString OperatingSystem.ToString OperatingSystem.ToString Method

Definition

Converts the value of this OperatingSystem object 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 values returned by the Platform, Version, and ServicePack properties.

Examples

The following code example illustrates the use of the ToString method to display OperatingSystem objects.

// Example for the OperatingSystem constructor and the 
// OperatingSystem::ToString( ) method.
using namespace System;

// Create and display an OperatingSystem object.
void BuildOSObj( PlatformID pID, Version^ ver )
{
   OperatingSystem^ os = gcnew OperatingSystem( pID,ver );
   Console::WriteLine( "   {0}", os->ToString() );
}

void BuildOperatingSystemObjects()
{
   
   // The Version object does not need to correspond to an 
   // actual OS version.
   Version^ verNull = gcnew Version;
   Version^ verMajMin = gcnew Version( 3,11 );
   Version^ verMMBld = gcnew Version( 5,25,625 );
   Version^ verMMBVer = gcnew Version( 5,6,7,8 );
   Version^ verString = gcnew Version( "3.5.8.13" );
   
   // All PlatformID members are shown here.
   BuildOSObj( PlatformID::Win32NT, verNull );
   BuildOSObj( PlatformID::Win32S, verMajMin );
   BuildOSObj( PlatformID::Win32Windows, verMMBld );
   BuildOSObj( PlatformID::WinCE, verMMBVer );
   BuildOSObj( PlatformID::Win32NT, verString );
}

int main()
{
   Console::WriteLine( "This example of the OperatingSystem constructor and \n"
   "OperatingSystem::ToString( ) generates the following "
   "output.\n" );
   Console::WriteLine( "Create and display several different "
   "OperatingSystem objects:\n" );
   BuildOperatingSystemObjects();
   Console::WriteLine( "\nThe OS version of the host computer is:\n\n   {0}", Environment::OSVersion->ToString() );
}

/*
This example of the OperatingSystem constructor and
OperatingSystem::ToString( ) generates the following output.

Create and display several different OperatingSystem objects:

   Microsoft Windows NT 0.0
   Microsoft Win32S 3.11
   Microsoft Windows 98 5.25.625
   Microsoft Windows CE 5.6.7.8
   Microsoft Windows NT 3.5.8.13

The OS version of the host computer is:

   Microsoft Windows NT 5.1.2600.0
*/
// Example for the OperatingSystem constructor and the 
// OperatingSystem.ToString( ) method.
using System;

class OpSysConstructDemo 
{
    // Create and display an OperatingSystem object.
    static void BuildOSObj( PlatformID pID, Version ver )
    {
        OperatingSystem os = new OperatingSystem( pID, ver );

        Console.WriteLine( "   {0}", os.ToString( ) );
    }

    static void BuildOperatingSystemObjects( )
    {
        // The Version object does not need to correspond to an 
        // actual OS version.
        Version verNull     = new Version( );
        Version verMajMin   = new Version( 3, 11 );
        Version verMMBld    = new Version( 5, 25, 625 );
        Version verMMBVer   = new Version( 5, 6, 7, 8 );
        Version verString   = new Version( "3.5.8.13" );

        // All PlatformID members are shown here.
        BuildOSObj( PlatformID.Win32NT, verNull );
        BuildOSObj( PlatformID.Win32S, verMajMin );
        BuildOSObj( PlatformID.Win32Windows, verMMBld );
        BuildOSObj( PlatformID.WinCE, verMMBVer );
        BuildOSObj( PlatformID.Win32NT, verString );
    }

    public static void Main( ) 
    {
        Console.WriteLine( 
            "This example of the OperatingSystem constructor " +
            "and \nOperatingSystem.ToString( ) " +
            "generates the following output.\n" );
        Console.WriteLine( 
            "Create and display several different " +
            "OperatingSystem objects:\n" );

        BuildOperatingSystemObjects( );

        Console.WriteLine( 
            "\nThe OS version of the host computer is:\n\n   {0}", 
            Environment.OSVersion.ToString( ) );
    }
}

/*
This example of the OperatingSystem constructor and
OperatingSystem.ToString( ) generates the following output.

Create and display several different OperatingSystem objects:

   Microsoft Windows NT 0.0
   Microsoft Win32S 3.11
   Microsoft Windows 98 5.25.625
   Microsoft Windows CE 5.6.7.8
   Microsoft Windows NT 3.5.8.13

The OS version of the host computer is:

   Microsoft Windows NT 5.1.2600.0
*/
' Example for the OperatingSystem constructor and the  
' OperatingSystem.ToString( ) method.
Module OpSysConstructDemo
    
    ' Create and display an OperatingSystem object.
    Sub BuildOSObj( pID As PlatformID, ver As Version )

        Dim os As New OperatingSystem( pID, ver )

        Console.WriteLine( "   {0}", os.ToString( ) )
    End Sub 
        
    Sub BuildOperatingSystemObjects( )

        ' The Version object does not need to correspond to an 
        ' actual OS version.
        Dim verNull     As New Version( )
        Dim verMajMin   As New Version( 3, 11 )
        Dim verMMBld    As New Version( 5, 25, 625 )
        Dim verMMBVer   As New Version( 5, 6, 7, 8 )
        Dim verString   As New Version( "3.5.8.13" )
            
        ' All PlatformID members are shown here.
        BuildOSObj( PlatformID.Win32NT, verNull )
        BuildOSObj( PlatformID.Win32S, verMajMin )
        BuildOSObj( PlatformID.Win32Windows, verMMBld )
        BuildOSObj( PlatformID.WinCE, verMMBVer )
        BuildOSObj( PlatformID.Win32NT, verString )
    End Sub 
        
    Sub Main( )
        Console.WriteLine( _
            "This example of the OperatingSystem constructor " & _
            "and " & vbCrLf & "OperatingSystem.ToString( ) " & _
            "generates the following output." & vbCrLf )
        Console.WriteLine( _
            "Create and display several different " & _
            "OperatingSystem objects:" & vbCrLf )

        BuildOperatingSystemObjects( )
            
        Console.WriteLine(vbCrLf & _
            "The OS version of the host computer is: " & _
            vbCrLf & vbCrLf & "   {0}", _
            Environment.OSVersion.ToString( ) )
    End Sub
End Module 

' This example of the OperatingSystem constructor and
' OperatingSystem.ToString( ) generates the following output.
' 
' Create and display several different OperatingSystem objects:
' 
'    Microsoft Windows NT 0.0
'    Microsoft Win32S 3.11
'    Microsoft Windows 98 5.25.625
'    Microsoft Windows CE 5.6.7.8
'    Microsoft Windows NT 3.5.8.13
' 
' The OS version of the host computer is:
' 
'    Microsoft Windows NT 5.1.2600.0

Remarks

See Operating System Version on the Windows Dev Center for a list of Windows operating system versions and their corresponding version numbers.

Applies to

See also