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is_string

Find whether the type of a variable is string (PHP 4, PHP 5)
bool is_string ( mixed var )

Finds whether the type given variable is string.

Parameters

var

The variable being evaluated.

Return Values

Returns TRUE if var is of type string, FALSE otherwise.

Examples

Example 2595. is_string() example

<?php
if (is_string("23")) {
echo
"is string\n";
} else {
echo
"is not an string\n";
}
var_dump(is_string('abc'));
var_dump(is_string("23"));
var_dump(is_string(23.5));
var_dump(is_string(true));
?>

The above example will output:

is string
bool(true)
bool(true)
bool(false)
bool(false)