Antoine Aubry Antoine Aubry - 3 months ago 17
PHP Question

ToString() equivalent in PHP

How do I convert the value of a PHP variable to string?

I was looking for something better than concatenating with an empty string:

$myText = $myVar . '';


Like the
ToString()
method in Java or .NET.

Answer

You can use the casting operators:

$myText = (string)$myVar;

There are more details for string casting and conversion in the Strings section of the PHP manual, including special handling for booleans and nulls.

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