Variable conversion

How can you convert different types of variables?

I mean as in VB where all you needed to do was put for instance:
dim x as int
x = 25
dim txt as String
txt = Str(x)
where txt would be "25"

Is there anyways easy to do this?
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Variables will all convert to String with little effort. For instance, to show them on the console you can just concatenate them into a String:

int x=10;
long y=20;
char c='A';

System.out.println("VARS "+x+" "+y+" "+c);

In fact you can turn them into a String in general like that:

String txt="VARS "+x+" "+y+" "+c;

Note that for this to work, the compiler needs to know it is supposed to create a String. So to turn just x into a String you could do this:

String txt=""+x;

Also, there is a class associated with primitive types which provides toString methods:

String txt=Integer.toString(x);

For Integer there are also variations to generate String representations in different bases.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.