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DistanceListToString Method (IFormatProvider)

Returns the string representation of the distance list.

Namespace:  Tekla.Structures.Datatype
Assembly:  Tekla.Structures.Datatype (in Tekla.Structures.Datatype.dll) Version: 2023.0.1
public string ToString(
	IFormatProvider formatProvider


Type: SystemIFormatProvider
The format provider.

Return Value

Type: String
The string representation of the distance list.
This example shows how to override the format provider when formatting a DistanceList instance. The Tekla Structures convention is to use a dot as the decimal separator in all locales.
using Tekla.Structures.Datatype;
using System.Globalization;

public class Example
       public void Example1()
           // Current unit type controls the default unit type used in formatting.
           // The default unit is millimeter.
           Distance.CurrentUnitType = Distance.UnitType.Millimeter;

           // UseFractionalFormat controls whether the feet and inches are formatted
           // using the fractional representation. The default value is false which
           // causes the feet and inches to be represented as decimal numbers.
           Distance.UseFractionalFormat = false;

           // UseUnitsInDecimalString controls whether the unit type is shown in the
           // decimal string representation. The default is false.
           Distance.UseUnitsInDecimalString = false;

           // We'll use this distance list to demonstrate the formatting.
           DistanceList distanceList = new DistanceList(new Distance[]
                                                           new Distance(30.2),
                                                           new Distance(30.2),
                                                           new Distance(30.2),
                                                           new Distance(50),
                                                           new Distance(2.3),
                                                           new Distance(2.3),

           // Tekla Structures uses dot as the decimal separator in all locales.
           string TeklaStructuresFormat = distanceList.ToString(null, CultureInfo.InvariantCulture);
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