Long answer: There's a very neat page by a guy name Roedy Green that shows how to convert just about any Java type to any other Java type. You have to have a pretty recent browser (IE6 or the latest Mozilla), but his applet will show you everything you need to know: http://mindprod.com/converter.html Joe
Dirk, I think String s = String.valueOf(x); is more for the lazy one - it's as easy to remember and much more easy to read and understand. And I am likely to have to read it much more often than to write it...
The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way. - Heraclitus
The first person to drink cow's milk. That started off as a dare from this tiny ad: