PHP 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.

The casts allowed are:

  • (int), (integer) – cast to integer
  • (bool), (boolean) – cast to boolean
  • (float), (double), (real) – cast to float
  • (string) – cast to string
  • (array) – cast to array
  • (object) – cast to object
  • (unset) – cast to NULL (PHP 5)



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