\(\text{ToString}\)

Converts a scalar to a string representation

You can use the \tostring backslash command to insert this function.

The following variants of this function are available:

  • \(\text{tuple } \text{ToString} \left ( \text{<value>} \right )\)

  • \(\text{tuple } \text{ToString} \left ( \text{<value>}, \text{<format>} \right )\)

The \(\text{<value>}\) parameter can be any scalar type holding the value to be converted to a text string. The optional \(\text{<format>}\) parameter holds the format for the converted string. A reasonable format for the supplied value will be used if the \(\text{<format>}\) parameter is not included.

The optional \(\text{<format>}\) parameter should be a text string containing the format to be used and should match the format used by the ANSI-C printf function.

The format should contain a single ANSI-C format specifier. For details on the format specifier, see `http://www.cplusplus.com/reference/cstdio/printf/`_ or a similar reference.

Figure 210 shows the basic use of the \(\text{ToString}\) function.

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Figure 210 Example Use Of The ToString Function