Antoine Aubry Antoine Aubry - 4 months ago 29
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
method in Java or .NET.


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.