Tuple<T1,T2,T3,T4,T5,T6,T7,TRest>.ToString Method

Definition

Returns a string that represents the value of this Tuple<T1,T2,T3,T4,T5,T6,T7,TRest> instance.

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

Returns

String

The string representation of this Tuple<T1,T2,T3,T4,T5,T6,T7,TRest> object.

Examples

The following example creates a 17-tuple that contains population data for the city of Detroit, Michigan, from 1860 to 1900. It then uses the ToString method to display the tuple's data.

using System;

class Example
{
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
        Tuple<int, int, int> from1980 = Tuple.Create(1203339, 1027974, 951270);
        var from1910 = new Tuple<int, int, int, int, int, int, int, Tuple<int, int, int>> 
            (465766, 993078, 1568622, 1623452, 1849568, 1670144, 1511462, from1980);
        var population = new Tuple<string, int, int, int, int, int, int,
            Tuple<int, int, int, int, int, int, int, Tuple<int, int, int>>> 
            ("Detroit", 1860, 45619, 79577, 116340, 205876, 285704, from1910);

        Console.WriteLine(population.ToString());
    }

    private static void ShowPopulationChange(int year, int newPopulation, int oldPopulation)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("{0,5}  {1,14:N0}  {2,10:P2}", year, newPopulation,
                          ((double)(newPopulation - oldPopulation) / oldPopulation) / 10);
    }

    private static void ShowPopulation(int year, int newPopulation)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("{0,5}  {1,14:N0}  {2,10:P2}", year, newPopulation, "n/a");
    }
}
// The example displays the following output:
//   (Detroit, 1860, 45619, 79577, 116340, 205876, 285704, 465766, 993078, 
//    1568622, 1623452, 1849568, 1670144, 1511462, 1203339, 1027974, 951270)
open System

let showPopulation year newPopulation =
    printfn $"""{year,5}  {newPopulation,14:N0}  {"n/a",10:P2}"""

let showPopulationChange year newPopulation oldPopulation =
    printfn $"{year,5}  {newPopulation,14:N0}  {(double (newPopulation - oldPopulation) / oldPopulation) / 10.,10:P2}"

let from1980 = Tuple.Create(1203339, 1027974, 951270)
let from1910 = 
    new Tuple<int, int, int, int, int, int, int, Tuple<int, int, int>>(465766, 993078, 1568622, 1623452, 1849568, 1670144, 1511462, from1980)
let population = 
    new Tuple<string, int, int, int, int, int, int, Tuple<int, int, int, int, int, int, int, Tuple<int, int, int>>>("Detroit", 1860, 45619, 79577, 116340, 205876, 285704, from1910)

printfn $"{population}"

// The example displays the following output:
//   (Detroit, 1860, 45619, 79577, 116340, 205876, 285704, 465766, 993078, 
//    1568622, 1623452, 1849568, 1670144, 1511462, 1203339, 1027974, 951270)
Module Example
    Sub Main()
        Dim from1980 As Tuple(Of Integer, Integer, Integer) =
            Tuple.Create(1203339, 1027974, 951270)
        Dim from1910 As New Tuple(Of Integer, Integer, Integer, Integer, Integer, Integer, Integer, _
            Tuple(Of Integer, Integer, Integer)) _
            (465766, 993078, 1568622, 1623452, 1849568, 1670144, 1511462, from1980)
        Dim population As New Tuple(Of String, Integer, Integer, Integer, Integer, Integer, Integer, _ 
            Tuple(Of Integer, Integer, Integer, Integer, Integer, Integer, Integer, Tuple(Of Integer, Integer, Integer))) _
            ("Detroit", 1860, 45619, 79577, 116340, 205876, 285704, from1910)

        Console.WriteLine(population.ToString())      
    End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'   (Detroit, 1860, 45619, 79577, 116340, 205876, 285704, 465766, 993078, 
'    1568622, 1623452, 1849568, 1670144, 1511462, 1203339, 1027974, 951270)

Remarks

The string returned by this method takes the form (Item1, Item2, Item3, Item4, Item5, Item6, Item7, Item8…), where Item1, Item2, Item3, Item4, Item5, Item6, and Item7 represent the values of the Item1, Item2, Item3, Item4, Item5, Item6, and Item7 properties. Item8 represents the value of the Tuple<T1,T2,T3,T4,T5,T6,T7,TRest> object's Next.Item1 property. The value of any additional nested components follow Item8. If any of the property values is null, it is represented as String.Empty.

Applies to