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strval

(PHP 4, PHP 5)

strvalGet string value of a variable

Description

string strval ( mixed $var )

Get the string value of a variable. See the documentation on string for more information on converting to string.

This function performs no formatting on the returned value. If you are looking for a way to format a numeric value as a string, please see sprintf() or number_format().

Parameters

var

The variable that is being converted to a string.

var may be any scalar type or an object that implements the __toString() method. You cannot use strval() on arrays or on objects that do not implement the __toString() method.

Return Values

The string value of var.

Examples

Example #1 strval() example using PHP 5's magic __toString() method.

<?php
class StrValTest
{
    public function 
__toString()
    {
        return 
__CLASS__;
    }
}

// Prints 'StrValTest'
echo strval(new StrValTest);
?>

See Also

PHP Manual