Guid.ToString Method (String)

 

Returns a string representation of the value of this Guid instance, according to the provided format specifier.

Namespace:   System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public string ToString(
	string format
)

Parameters

format
Type: System.String

A single format specifier that indicates how to format the value of this Guid. The format parameter can be "N", "D", "B", "P", or "X". If format is null or an empty string (""), "D" is used.

Return Value

Type: System.String

The value of this Guid, represented as a series of lowercase hexadecimal digits in the specified format.

Exception Condition
FormatException

The value of format is not null, an empty string (""), "N", "D", "B", "P", or "X".

The following table shows the accepted format specifiers for the format parameter. "0" represents a digit; hyphens ("-"), braces ("{", "}"), and parentheses ("(", ")") appear as shown.

Specifier

Format of return value

N

32 digits:

00000000000000000000000000000000

D

32 digits separated by hyphens:

00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000

B

32 digits separated by hyphens, enclosed in braces:

{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

P

32 digits separated by hyphens, enclosed in parentheses:

(00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000)

X

Four hexadecimal values enclosed in braces, where the fourth value is a subset of eight hexadecimal values that is also enclosed in braces:

{0x00000000,0x0000,0x0000,{0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00}}

The hexadecimal digits a through f are lowercase in the returned string. To convert them to uppercase, call the String.ToUpper method on the returned string.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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