How to Format a Type with ToString () in C#?

Published on March 2, 2014 by Senthil Kumar

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The ToString method of a type will show the type’s name. For example , If the Object is the Employee type , then calling the ToString will display the Type Name along with the name space as shown in the below screenshot.

How to Format a Type with ToString () in C#?

You can override the ToString method to provide you own way to display the data when ToString is called.

How to Format a Type with ToString () in C# ?

Below is a sample code snippet demonstrating how to format using ToString() for the Employee Class.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading.Tasks;

namespace ACSampleCode
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            Employee emp = new Employee { Name = "ACMarc", Designation = "Chief Architect" };

    public class Employee
        public string Name { get; set; }
        public string Designation { get; set; }

        public override string ToString()
            return "The Designation of " + Name + " is " + Designation;

How to Format a Type with ToString () in C#?

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